New followers may benefit from our ESM’s Quick Lesson Study Group wherein we discussed the works of Elizabeth Shown Mills. Our syllabus material included the QuickLessons located at EvidenceExplained.com. Study group panel participants prepared in advance for each session, submitting homework describing how the principles discussed in that week’s specific QuickLesson have and or will have an impact in our own genealogical research. Embedded below is the YouTube version (without comments and notes). It is in “playlist format” meaning when one video has played, then next on the list will begin automatically. If you wish to view the video and all comments/links posted during the live hangout, that listing appears below the playlist video.
Over the years DearMYRTLE here has hosted several groups studying Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013). The book is available from the publisher at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/mastering_genealogical_proof , also available in Kindle format through Amazon.com. Below find the embedded video of MGP Study Group 3 in playlist format, from DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel. Below the viewer is the list of chapters with links to the previous two study group series.
Dr. Jones’ book also includes the following:
Appendix A – Pritchett Article
Appendix B – McLain Article
Reading and Source List
Answers to exercises (Yup! The answers are at the end of the book.)
Hello. I started to watch your Norwegian YouTube videos and became very interested in the remarkable spreadsheets first shown. Genealogy is not new to me, but the “hangouts” and everything your website has to offer is new and very exciting. But a wee bit confusing. If you could point me in the direction of where to start as a newbie to hangouts and the documents you showed I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank-you for spotting the Norwegian Genealogy study group on DearMYRTLE’s YouTube channel. The description of the video in question explains:
THIS is what the Norwegian Study Group sessions look like on DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel.
This is what the study group session looks like over on DearMYRTLE’s website. We currently use a Business-Hangouts.com interface that permits pre-registration, email confirmation, reminders and most importantly, the accompanying chat. Cousin Russ posts the links we mention during our hangouts in the “unified chat” area to the right of the video hangout screen. It is there he include the fabulous Norwegian Google Sheet in comments that are on the side of the embedded video on my site. However, here it is for you today. http://bit.ly/DM_Norwegian
We want interactive discussions rather than genealogy lectures.
Thank-you for inquiring. Let’s have fun learning more about how to do genealogical research.
Here are my humble suggestions for following DearMYRTLE.
Plan to pre-register for all DearMYRTLE hangouts of interesting using either Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, or Twitter social media account. One only needs Google if they wish to appear on the video filmstrip panel.
Expect an automatic email confirmation with your personal URL for viewing and commenting.
Set up a free Feedly account. This news aggregator is cloud-based, meaning it isn’t dependent on one particular computer. Find out more at http://www.Feedly.com
You may use either the web or desktop indexing interface. The web version allow those who have Chromebooks to participate.
Congrats to the Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society for leading the way. They’re planning a training session of 16 Oct 2017 in the computer lab at the Agwam Senior Center, 954 Main Street, Agawam, Massachusetts.
One way to “pay it forward” is to index records so others can more readily find documents mentioning their ancestors.
Happy family tree climbing!
Your friend in genealogy.
For Further Reading (I guess you could say we’ve done a bit of indexing over the years!)
DearMYRTLE, “Wondering if there is a post on your blog for someone starting the process of certification. I tried a few searches but didnt come up with a starting point. Im starting to think about doing my certification but want to take slow and steady path.” – An Inquiring Follower.
It’s high time I blogged again about this topic, so here goes. There are two genealogical credentialing bodies in the United States.
DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel hosts several videos relevant to your preparation that I’ll spotlight in future blog posts. To begin with let’s have you review our Writing for Certification video where our guest Carmen shares her insights.
It is imperative that you not publish anything you plan to submit with your portfolio. Be careful not to blog about your kinship determination until after your portfolio has been accepted.
It is also imperative that candidates not seek research advice, as their portfolios must be entirely their own work – research, analysis, correlation, overcoming conflicting information, written conclusions, citations, etc.