22 March 2011

National Institute for Genealogical Studies Offering FREE Course on Social Media

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies has announced that they will be offering a free course on Social Media. Social Media for the Wise Genealogist is a six week course for students who are interested in learning how social networking can help them as genealogists. It will run starting 4 April and 2 May, 2011. The methodology behind using social network sites will be discussed. 

Do note that there is required course text which is not Free -- Social Networking for Genealogists (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009) by Drew Smith.

Your National Genealogical Society is already part of several of
the social media outlets -- you can Follow NGS via

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  1. It is the National Institute for Genealogical Studies not Research.

  2. Thanks for the comment ... I had it correct and then changed it ... obviously had NIGR ont he brain and my apologies ... it will be corrected momentarily!

  3. I checked the website. . .Says it is $89; how does one register for free as you say.

  4. Note that the original post on this course was for 2011 -- I suspect that they offered it free initially to introduce it and that now it has a fee associated with it.