Tuesday, 31 May 2011, we'll begin our study of the INFERENTIAL GENEALOGY course by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS available for free at FamilySearch. Here's the direct link to the video file: http://broadcast.lds.org/e
Note that while the intro is fairly straight forward, Tom will take us through one case study, then we must make notes on the second and third case studies to compare with his notes. This could get interesting!
HERE'S THE PLAN
1. Please view the INTRO to the course before the first meeting to be held Tuesday, 31 May 2011 at the Just Genealogy Fire Pit in Second Life at 6pm Second Life time, same as Pacific US time. Also print out the 3-page handout for this course. Please don't rush ahead. Follow along with the rest of the group, and observe as our discussion leads to greater insights about genealogical research.
2. Please come to the session with a definition of INFERENTIAL GENEALOGY as you understand it thus far. At the conclusion of our several week's study, we will compare this statement, with your understanding of the term at that point.
3. When we meet on Tuesday night, we will discuss the intro, and I'll provide a list of things to look for in CASE #1, which is to be viewed prior to our second meeting to be held Sunday, 5 June 2011, at the Family History Centre in Second Life at 5:15pm Second Life time.
We will meet at the following dates, times and places in Second Life to share our work in this course:
- Tuesday, 31 May 2011 - 6pm at the Just Genealogy Fire Pit (Intro)
- Sunday, 5 June 2011 - 5:15pm at the Tabernacle near the Family History Centre (Case Study 1)
- Tuesday, 7 June 2011 - 6pm at the Just Genealogy Fire Pit (Case Study 2)
- (Note we will skip a week as several participants of the study group will be attending the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.)
- Sunday, 19 June 2011 - 5:15pm at the Tabernacle near the Family History Centre (Case Study 3)
- Tuesday, 21 June 2011 - 6pm at the Just Genealogy Fire Pit (Conclusion and Feedback)
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By the way, I spoke with Tom about our study group when I saw him at the NGS Conference in Savannah. He is interested to see how this works out for us. I'm sure we will have some worthwhile feedback for him. Thanks to FamilySearch for providing this course for free.
Happy family tree climbing!
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