DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour 26 Feb 2008 genealogy podcast is available for listening via computer or transferred to any .mp3 player if you choose to download the file. An alternative would be to download the file automatically via iTunes, just search for “DearMYRTLE” and click to subscribe for free.
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TOPICS & GUESTS THIS WEEK
Sharon Sergeant is a professional genealogist, specializing in large complex projects, including international tracing, property settlements, provenance of artifact collections, large migration and occupational group projects. Sharon creates and manages teams of specialists for each project. Through her website www.ancestralmanor.com she provides teleconference seminar educational programs. Sharon serves on the Massachusetts Genealogical Council board organizing on-site educational conferences and records access advisory. She also performs public relations services for many national and international genealogical society events and services. This interview starts 12 minutes into the podcast.
Bruce Buzbee, creator of Family Atlas software that “lets you add your own sets of custom markers to the map. For example, you could create a red triangle marker for places where your direct ancestors were born, or a green circle where anyone with the surname Jones was buried. Markers make it easy to visually see migrations or clusters in your family data. You can create unlimited sets of markers which can be hidden or displayed with a simple checkbox. Family Atlas also lets you add sets of markers by hand, meaning you can create maps even without importing your genealogy data. So you can create custom sets of markers like "Civil War Battles" or "Our Vacation Spots". You can use both hand entered and data-based markers on the same map.” See: www.FamilyAtlas.com. The interview starts 47 minutes into the podcast.
MIGHTY MOUSE TOUR (38 minutes into the podcast)
Join Myrt click-by-click as she visits the Board for Certification of Genealogists website www.bcgcertification.org – its more than an online business card with contact info. There are examples of research models, links to articles describing standards of excellence in genealogical research and instruction. See especially Genealogical Proof Standard from the Board for Certification of Genealogists BCG website “The GPS reflects a change from the term "Preponderance of the Evidence," used earlier to describe the high standard of proof BCG had always promoted. (For further information about this topic, click here for information on BCG's decision and here for a detailed article on this subject.) Case studies in national genealogical journals, such as the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and The American Genealogist, illustrate the GPS.” Elements discussed in this podcast include: Proof is a fundamental concept in genealogy. In order to merit confidence, each conclusion about an ancestor must have sufficient credibility to be accepted as proved. Acceptable conclusions, therefore, meet the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).” The GPS consists of five elements:
- a reasonably exhaustive search
- complete and accurate source citations
- analysis and correlation of the collected information
- resolution of any conflicting evidence
- a soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion.
LINKS WE MENTION
- Solving the Mystery of the Sheboygan Dead Horse Photo
- RootsMagic – genealogy management software
- GEDCOM – definition from Eastman’s Encyclopedia of Genealogy
- Christine Rose’s Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case from Amazon.com
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