Monday, April 25, 2011

Education Plans

DearREADERS,
As the next assignment for our ProGen12 Study Group, Ol' Myrt here is reporting on her plans for the coming months.

Assessment of Professional Preparedness
I am prepared to write and speak about research experiences and point followers to authorities in areas where I have little expertise. My genealogical education has been a combination of Family History Center staff training, SLIG, society meetings, NGS & FGS conferences, APG Professional Management Conferences and APG Round Table Discussions.

Education Plan
I’ve identified these areas of focus in the coming months:


Activity
Time Frame
Cost
Peer study
Participate in ProGen12 study group
 Thru 9/2012
incidental
NARA
NARA Federal Land Records research
Ongoing
incidental
NARA/BLM
Contact Pat Tyler regarding % of GLO scanned
Ongoing
incidental
Conference
NGS 2011 Conference, Charleston, SC
May 2011
$250 + travel
Institute
Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research – Military Track
June 2011
$445 + travel
Onsite Research
Ft. Sumter – Tour & read online and books about this part of the Civil War.
May 2011
$900
Conference
FGS 2011 Conference, Springfield, IL
Sept 2011
$250 + travel
Institute
UGA’s Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) – Advanced Research Tools: Land Records with Rick Sayre, CG and Pam Sayre CG, CGL
Jan 2011
$350
Conference
RootsTech 2012 – Participate in BetterGEDCOM discussions and other un-conferencing topics
Feb 2012
incidental
Webinar
Attend 2 genealogy webinars each month
Through Dec 2011
free
Technology
Learn to archive GoToWebinar files by researching available web resources, costs.
Through Dec 2011
incidental


What are your plans to hone genealogy research skills? 

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

4 comments:

  1. Nice plan! Still "working" on mine :) Don't forget to check out the NPS site on Fort Sumter. You'll really like the tour! (Not bias I as I'm from Chas & use to sell tixs for the tour!!)

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  2. I had a thought about archiving your webinars. Would the Internet Archive be interested in hosting them? They host books for the Allen County Public Library and audio books for librivox.org, so they might host your video files. Of course the bandwidth needed would be significantly higher, but it costs nothing to ask!

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  3. That is a great suggestion. I've been talking with them via email. They say there should be no problem uploading files of 80-100MB. However, their uploading interface always locks up at about 90%. After about ten or twelve false starts over three weeks, I've given up. I had similar problems with their free podcast site many, many years ago.

    But we shall see what I can learn.

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  4. You asked "What are your plans to hone genealogy research skills? " which set me to thinking if I should have a more formal plan for learning. I have been pondering this for a few days and have decided that, as I am an amateur genealogist, I do not need a formal education plan.

    So for my CGD, Continuing Genealogical Development, I plan to look out for educational opportunities that cater for deficiencies in my knowledge (not hard to find) or pique my interest. I will undertake learning via a range of delivery methods: face-to-face, online via webinars or podcasts, radio broadcasts, various print media and by trial and error. I will endeavour to take part in at least one learning activity per week and will continue to document these in my Learning Log.

    I will seek out potential learning opportunities by reading blogs, accessing the geneawebinars blog, following the calendar of SAG, reading about events at Unlock the Past, perusing mailing lists and keeping my eyes and ears open.

    I am sure that I will find plenty to keep myself amused.

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