Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CALL FOR PANELISTS: Mastering Genealogical Proof (MGP) Study Group

DearREADERS,
Ol' Myrt here just received word from Mr. Myrt that my two copies of Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA were delivered to our place in Virginia today. (Naturally I am in Utah now!)  This means we can go forward with the schedule for DearMYRTLE's MGP Study Group to be held on the Google+ Hangouts on Air platform starting 2 June 2013.

Now it is imperative that those who wish to be on the panel let me know via return email Myrt@DearMYRTLE. A number of folks have asked Ol' Myrt about being on the MGP Study Group Panel. Four have expressed a particular interest. The time for commitment is NOW.

I have waited to make selections for the panel until this time, giving folks a chance to become accustomed to Google+ Hangouts on Air.

HERE'S THE SCHEDULE
DearMYRTLE's MGP Study Group #1 meets Sunday evenings as follows:
June 2, 2013 - ORIENTATION
June 9, 2013 - Break for IGHR, but practice attending HOAs and posting comments.
June 16, 2013 - Chapter 1 Genealogy’s Standard of Proof
June 23, 2013 - Chapter 2  Concepts Fundamental to the GPS
June 30, 2013 - Chapter 3 GPS Element 1: Thorough Research
July 7, 2013 - Break for NIGR
July 14, 2013 - Chapter 4 GPS Element 2: Source Citations
July 21, 2013 - Chapter 5 GPS Element 3: Analysis and Correlation
July 28, 2013 - Break for GRIP
August 4, 2013 - Chapter 6 GPS Element 4: Resolving Conflicts and Assembling Evidence
August 11, 2013 - Chapter 7 GPS Element 5: The Written Conclusion
August 18, 2013 - Break for FGS
August 25, 2013 - Chapter 8 Using the GPS
Sept 1, 2013 - Chapter 9 Conclusion

TIME
8pm Eastern US (New York)
7pm Central US (Chicago)
6pm Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
5pm Pacific US (Los Angeles)


If you need a time zone converter, there is a great one located here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about DearMYRTLE'S MGP Study Group plans see:
http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2013/03/announcing-mgp-study-group-hangouts-on.html

BASICALLY participants "major" in the study of Mastering Genealogical Proof for the duration of this series. We're going to eat, sleep and breathe this project until we get it down pat. There are some revolutionary thoughts in this book that will be a paradigm shift for even some experienced researchers. This pilot group will:

  • Set the pace for future MGP Study Groups.
  • Establish additional questions to discuss during each session.
  • Provide feedback to the moderator about the mechanics of the series.
  • Provide feedback to the author.
This DearMYRTLE's MGP Study Group is not sponsored by the author or publisher of Mastering Genealogical Proof. The 10-session series is designed for genealogy researchers to study Dr. Jones' ideas in a positive, collaborative, peer-group setting.


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
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