I have been accused of making, some months ago, an overly cryptic comment in this blog about Louise St Denis of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
Part of the story is now public with the publication of the following article from the Ancestry Weekly Journal.
Online Course: Introduction to Records Collection
This course is provided jointly by Ancestry.com and The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. The National Institute of Genealogical Studies is an international organization that provides educational opportunities for those who value professionalism in all aspects of genealogy. The University of Toronto, Canada's largest university, is pleased to partner with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies to offer this course. This six-module course will introduce the following five record groups to the amateur genealogist:
- Census Records
- Vital Records
- Military Records
- Newspaper & Publication Records
- Immigration Records
In each module, you will learn what information the record group contains, how to search for the records, explain, and how to record the information you find. The sixth module will consist of a case study following one family through the various record groups. Online live chat sessions enable you to ask questions of your instructor, Beverly Rice, CG, during the course.
Beverly Rice is a teacher and lecturer in historical and genealogical topics with a special interest in Western Migration, Women's Experiences in the West, and research methodology or "helping others break down those brick walls by getting the most from each record." She has taught genealogy classes since 1981. Beverly is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She is the past treasurer for the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She is the Director of American Studies for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and has been a volunteer librarian at the Coos Bay Family History Center since 1989.