Sunday, June 23, 2013

MGP Homework and Copyright

DearREADERS,
This past week Cousin +Russ Worthington and Ol' Myrt here met with The Legal Genealogist, +Judy G. Russell, to discuss how to style our homework with an eye to observing copyright in our study of Mastering Genealogical Proof. We decided to create this video to answer your questions:

MGP Study Group - Copyright Guidelines



The MASTERING GENEALOGICAL PROOF STUDY GROUP is not held in a "normal" brick and mortar classroom setting, where the words we speak are not published and archived on the web. Nor are we meeting in closed, small-group online sessions, where homework is shared only with 6-8 other individuals. A copyright issue could arise when any member of our group chooses to:
  • Publicly distribute the questions from Dr. Jones' workbook.
  • Publicly distribute Dr. Jones' answers from his workbook.

Since MGP Study Group panelists and participants post their homework assignments on the Internet in blog, .pdf, Google Drive and other formats, the following heading is advised in order to clearly point our readers to Dr. Jones' marvelously useful genealogy methodology workbook.




SAMPLE HOMEWORK HEADING
My Chapter One Homework Assignment

Reference:
Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof  (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013), 6. [Book available from the publisher at
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/mastering_genealogical_proof ]

Question 1 - (your personal answer)

NOTE: There is absolutely no reposting of Dr. Jones' workbook questions or answers. Anyone coming across your work would be referred to the book to evaluate your answers in context.


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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