Genealogy and Copyright: An On-Line Course

This morning I received a message from Louise St. Denis at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies advising me of a new course for advanced level family historians.  Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines will begin this week.

This course will deal with copyright concerns that affect genealogists. The instructor for the American portion is Sharon DeBartolo Carmack a well known speaker and author. Jean Dryden, a noted Canadian authority on copyright and libraries  has provided the Canadian portion through the previous Genealogy and the Law course. <br><br>The book Carmack's Guide to Copyright & Contracts; A Primer for Genealogists, Writers & Researchers will be compulsory required reading for this course. It can be ordered by going to, click on Various Products under the Other Products button, click on Career in Genealogy, click on Books. Click on the book name, and follow the steps.This is an advanced level compulsory course for those taking the certificate program at the institute, but is available to any advanced level genealogist.

You should be interested in this course. It is  one I recommend personally, because I know of Jean Dryden's respected work in Canada on Canadian copyright (Jean won the 2004 Outstanding Teaching Award at the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto) , and know Sharon DeBartolo Carmack as a great genealogy speaker with some hard earned experience US issues. These women know their subject thoroughly.  

Call Louise at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies at (800) 580-0165 and tell her Ken sent you.  


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