ARCHIVED: GenDoc Study Group (sessions 1 & 2)

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Cousin Russ and I are pleased to announce the first two sessions of DearMYRTLE’s GenDoc Study Group are archived and ready for your review.

Syllabus
Thomas W. Jones. Mastering Genealogical Documentation, (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2017.) Softbound available from the publisher’s website http://www.ngsgenealogy.org. Kindle format at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Genealogical-Documentation-Thomas-Jones/dp/B0743HCD4T

“Without adequate documentation, a well-researched family history or tree looks like fiction. Mastering Genealogical Documentation teaches genealogists how to cite all kinds of sources clearly, completely, and accurately—including sources for which no model citation exists.” Source: The publisher – NGS.

Format
Panel participants will review Dr. Jones’ homework examples but will post examples from their own research to illustrate points outlined in the focus chapter that speak to them.

Chapter 1 – The Purpose and Nature of Genealogical Documentation Sure you may view the video below, but why not view and see all comments with links we mention at http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/gendoc1.html

This is the link to Chapter 1 compiled homework with DearMYRTLE’s notations:  http://bit.ly/GenDoc1-Summary

Chapter 2 Noncitation Aspects of Genealogical Documentation Sure you may view the video below, but why not view and see all comments with links we mention at http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/gendoc2.html

This is the link to Chapter 2 compiled homework with DearMYRTLE’s notations:
http://ow.ly/n0TF30fhIFq

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Regarding homework: Do as our panelists, who are tasked with taking one part of each chapter that “speaks” to them and submitting that as homework rather than infringing on copyright by working through Dr. Jones’ homework for each chapter. The answers are at the end of the book.

Ol’ Myrt here recommends doing the homework even if you are not a panelist. Hangout viewer Tami Crandall writes “I’ve watched classes before where I was too busy to do the reading and homework […]. I didn’t get as much out of the hangout by just watching.” [Emphasis added.]

We reap what we sow.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     🙂
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.


 

GenDoc Study Group – Chapter 1 Discussion

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Cousin Russ and I are gearing up for Wednesday morning’s GenDoc Study Group where we will go over the homework submitted by our panelists for “Chapter 1 The Purpose and Nature of Genealogical Documentation”. Our syllabus material is found in Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Documentation. (1)

GenDoc Study Group – Chapter 1 homework (compiled) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0vzrkpbaGH0eUN0b05rVmRyQ2M/view?usp=sharing

GenDoc STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 13 Sept 2017 ,  Chapter 1 – “The Purpose and Nature of Genealogical Documentation” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationThe live broadcast begins as follows:
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles.

Sure you can watch the YouTube video embedded below, but why not go to http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/gendoc1.html to register.
You’ll then receive email confirmation and reminders with your personal link to view the video hangout.
You may comment before and during the live event, and watch the archived version anytime.

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You will note in the homework compilation linked above, Ol’ Myrt here has stripped out the individual syllabus references, added a uniform header and footer, and page numbers to facilitate our live discussion.

Those submitting homework have been advised “Due to copyright restrictions, participants may *not* post the questions from the book. Merely write about one part of the chapter that “speaks to you” and provide an example from your own research. When quoting Dr. Jones, merely incorporate a sentence or two in your homework, Thank-you.”

(1) Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Documentation, (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2017.) Softbound available from the publisher’s website www.ngsgenealogy.com. Kindle format at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Genealogical-Documentation-Thomas-Jones/dp/B0743HCD4T

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.


 

Register: September DearMYRTLE Hangouts

Before Ol’ Myrt here left for the 2017 Federation of Genealogical Society’s annual conference, she made sure to schedule and post pages for September genealogy hangouts. You’ll notice the usual Mondays with Myrt, WACKY Wednesday, Genealogy Game Night, DNAgen Study Group and The Archive Lady hangouts.

New this month is the debut of the much anticipated Norwegian Genealogy Study Group with Liv Birgit Christensen, a resident of Norway who really knows her stuff. We also begin our study of Thomas W. Jone’s newest book, Mastering Genealogical Documentation.

GenDoc STUDY GROUP 1 (60 minutes) Wednesday, 13 Sept 2017 
Chapter 1 – “The Purpose and Nature of Genealogical Documentation” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles).

WACKY WEDNESDAY (60 minutes)
Wednesday, 13 Sept 2017 This will be in Lieu of the Mondays with Myrt hangouts we miss earlier in the month while Ol’ Myrt is traveling. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).

GENEALOGY GAME NIGHT(60 minutes) Saturday, 16 Sept 2017 A chance to practice using your headset mic and web cam. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 18 Sept 2017 Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles).

NORWEGIAN GENEALOGY 1 (60 minutes) with Liv Birgit Christensen Tuesday, 19 Sept 2017 Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles).

GenDoc STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 20 Sept 2017 Chapter 2 – “Noncitation Aspects of Genealogical Documentation” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical DocumentationNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles).

DNAGen STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 20 Sept 2017 Read in advance and complete the homework at the end of Chapter 8 “Incorporating DNA Evidence in a Written Conclusion” in Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. Now also available in Kindle format. You must attend this hangout live as it will not be available for access later, due to copyright restrictions.
9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) Monday, 25 Sept 2017 Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles).

NORWEGIAN GENEALOGY 2 (60 minutes) with Liv Birgit Christensen Tuesday, 26 Sept 2017 Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles).

GenDoc STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 27 Sept 2017 Chapter 3 – “Citation Settings, Forms and Shortcuts” from Thomas W. Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Documentation Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles).

THE ARCHIVE LADY (60 minutes) Wednesday, 27 Sept 2017 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles).