GenDoc Study Group Chapter 5 – Capitalization, Italics, Punctuation and Other Citation Subtleties

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GenDoc Study Group – A DearMYRTLE Hangout Series

Join us on Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 for our live discussion of Chapter 5 – Capitalization, Italics, Punctuation and Other Citation Subtleties from 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

TIME
Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

HOMEWORK
Panelists have submitted homework with examples from their own research that correlate to Dr. Jones’ points in Chapter 5. The scanned image of their homework, with Ol’ Myrt’s notations is GenDoc_Chapter5scan.pdf – Google Drive http://bit.ly/2xyv2nf

Sure you could watch the embedded live and archived vedeo presentation here and on DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel, but why not view and comment during the broadcast by going to http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/gendoc5.html

REGISTRATION
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NOTE: 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.

REGISTER: Oct 2017 DearMYRTLE Hangouts

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ARCHIVED VERSION If you miss the live events, catch the archived version at your convenience. It’s usually available within the hour after the *live* recording has concluded. http://hangouts.DearMYRTLE.com


MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 2 Oct 2017 Register here.Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mention. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc 4 STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017 – Register here.Chapter 4 – “Assembling Components into Clear Citations” 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, 4 Oct 2017 – Register here. Watermarks and Source Labels: How to insert on Digital Images. 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) 9 Oct 2017 – Register here.  Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mentionNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc 5 STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 – Register here.Chapter 5 – “Capitalization, Italics, Punctuation and Other Citation Subtleties” 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, 11 Oct 2017 – Register here.Topic to be announced based on our conversation during this week’s Mondays with Myrt9pm 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, 14 Oct 2017 – Register here.This is your chance to practice using your headset mic and web cam while we play Who’s In My Line? There will be prizes! 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) 16 Oct 2017 – Register here. Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mentionNoon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc 6STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 – Register here.Chapter 6 – “Determining a Source’s Publication Status” 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)

DNAGen STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 – Register here. Read in advance and complete the homework at the end of Chapter 10 “Conclusion” in Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. Now also available in Kindle format. 9pm Eastern US (New York), 8pm Central US (Chicago), 7pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 6pm Pacific US (Los Angeles). You must attend the live hangout as this session cannot be recorded due to copyright issues.

MONDAYS WITH MYRT (90 minutes) 23 Oct 2017 – Register here.Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mention. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

GenDoc 7 STUDY GROUP (60 minutes) Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017 – Register here.Chapter 7 – “Issues in Citing Source Titles, Descriptions or Both” 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, 25 Oct 2017 – Register here. We visit with Melissa LeMaster Barker, a professional county archivist. 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) 30 Oct 2017 Halloween Party – Wear a costume! – Register here.Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians. We talk about everything that’s come across our genea-desks in the past week. Powerful breakthroughs happen during our live hangouts. Catch the rebroadcast here, along with all the links we mention. Noon Eastern US (New York), 11am Central US (Chicago), 10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City), 9am Pacific US (Los Angeles).


 

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).