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.)
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.