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ACROSS MY DESK: May Classes, etc.

NOTE: This is just in from Louise St Denis, of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Please address all inquiries to her at the address mentioned below:


Subject: May Courses and Used books available
Online courses starting in May are listed below...

Do you have GOOD used genealogy books in your personal collection you just don't need or use anymore? If you do, let us know and we will list them in this monthly e-mail. Provide the information about the book as shown below and send to .

If you are interested in one of these books, remember they are single copies, therefore, send an e-mail ASAP to the e-mail provided with the entry. The price indicated is the minimum the owner will accept, but if you would like to offer more, the individual with the highest offer will receive the book. Naturally shipping charges will apply. As these charges vary greatly depending on the destination, calculate on an average of $7.50. The owner of the book will provide the exact shipping/handling costs before completing your transaction. Owners of these books have been asked to contact the successful purchaser one week after this posting. ALL negotiation and responsibilities will be between the owner of the book and the prospective purchaser. The National Institute is not responsible for any issues arising from your discussions.


A Genealogical Gazetteer of Scotland by Frank Smith FSG, Everton Publishers Inc, 1971. Hard bound, 6x9 140 pp. Alphabetical place name guide to towns, villages and parishes; includes list of non-conformist registers and maps. $5.00

Ontario Loyalist Ancestors by Lindsay Reeks, Gateway Press, 1992. Hard bound, 6x9, 235 pp. Limited edition publication features ancestral lines of Beatty, Birch/Burtch, Green, Kerrison, Mott, Rathbone, Swain and related lines; over 400 source notes and all-name index. $10.00.

Days Into Decades Grant Family Sketches by Lois Grant, Standfast Publishing, 1995. Hard bound, 6x9, 252 pp. Limited edition publication about a Highland Grant family from Glenmoriston, Scotland, to the Mohawk valley, and then as Loyalists to eastern Ontario and descendants to northern Ontario. Photographs, maps, illustrations; genealogy tables, recipes, bibliography. $5.00

The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy by Val D. Greenwood, Genealogical Publishing Co, 1977. Hard cover, 6x9 535 pp. ISBN 0-8063-0560-6. The classic 'how to' text of American sources and methodology; introduction by Milton Rubincam, Illustrations, Charts. $10.00

Locating Lost Family Members & Friends, modern genealogical research techniques for locating the people of your past and present by Kathleen W. Hinckley, Betterway Books, 1999. Soft Cover, 8 1/2x11 174 pp. Sources and strategies for 20th century research by a leading American genealogist who is also a private investigator. $10.00

Genealogical Resources in English Repositories by Joy Wade Moulton, Hampton House, 1998. Hard bound, 6x9, 614 pp. ISBN 0-944485-00-6. England-wide addresses, maps, directions; very comprehensive. Includes 1992 Supplement. $5.00.


This message is also to let you know that 47 online courses are starting today, most starting on Monday, May 1st, 2006. Please see the list of courses below and instructions for registrations.



Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1 Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3 Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines Genetics and Genealogy Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skillbuilding Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording Methodology - Part 5: How To Prove It Methodology - Part 6:

Professional Preparation and Practice Research at Family History Centers



  • Canadian: Census Records - Part 1
  • Canadian: Land Records - Part 1
  • Canadian: Land Records - Part 2
  • Canadian: Local History & Special Collections
  • Canadian: Vital Statistics - Part 1
  • Canadian: Vital Statistics - Part 2
  • Canadian: Wills and Estate Records - Part 1
  • English: Census Records including Wales
  • English: Non-Anglican Church Records
  • English: Parish Registers
  • English: Poor Law & Parish Chest Records
  • English: Taxes, Lists, Business & Insurance Records
  • German: Civil Registration Records
  • German: Locating Places in Germany
  • German: The Language
  • Irish: Census & Census Substitute Records
  • Irish: Electoral & Taxation Records
  • Irish: Land Administration Records
  • Irish: Military, Naval & Pension Records
  • Irish: Understanding Ireland, History & Source Records
  • Scottish: Basic Sources
  • US: Cemetery and Mortuary Records
  • US: Court Records
  • US: Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • US: Land Records
  • US: Occupational Records
  • US: Religious Records - Part 1
  • Librarianship: Genealogy Reference Interview
  • Librarianship: Programming and Marketing Your Services
  • Librarianship: Specialized Genealogy Sources
  • Librarianship: Twenty-First Century Genealogy Services
  • Electronic Resources: Family Tree Maker
  • Electronic Resources: RootsMagic
  • Research: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Researching French Forts of New France

If you would like to register for any of the above courses, please do so by logging on to our site at

If this is the first time you are accessing your Private Student Briefcase and you have not entered your own password, click on Login, enter your e-mail address and the password: institute. Otherwise you can subscribe in the normal fashion.

To continue the registration process:

Click on Course Calendar (please be patient: this page takes a few minutes to load, since courses are listed up to 2008) Click on Chronological View then Scroll down Click on Register (for more details about the course, click on the course name) Complete the registration

Keep in mind, you can register and pay online to save time. These courses are starting on May 1st, 2006. Please register as soon as possible. If you are past the start date, you can still register for one of the above courses, but simply choose the next date available. If you are within 7 days of the start date, once your registration is processed, go to your Briefcase area, click on the future date of the course, change the date to the current date. If you have any difficulties, simply send us an e-mail or call 1-800-580-0165.

PLEASE NOTE (For students with packages): If you have courses remaining in

a package of course, click on the name of your package found in your briefcase area. When the registration form is completed, the fee will be $0.00. (Librarianship courses can only be taken from the Librarianship


PRINTED COURSE MATERIALS: If you have an elective binder kit and would like to receive the printed materials, please send us an e-mail at 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to either call us toll free

1-800-580-0165 (or in the Toronto area 416-861-0165) or send us a message at

Louise St Denis
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies


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