Sunday, September 01, 2013

MGP Study Group: Chapter 8, 9 and GRADUATION!!

DearREADERS,
After teaching us about the quality of records, analysis and correlation of information from a variety of sources, Dr. Jones, author of Mastering Genealogical Proof (1) now moves us in these closing chapters 8 and 9 to look with a well-informed, critical eye at books, journals, websites and our own compiled genealogy. Join the MGP Study Group tonight for a look at what our panelists discovered in our search. We'll also discuss how this awesome study group worked -- it's strength and weaknesses. All with an eye to beginning a second study group sometime this winter, or summer, depending on your hemisphere.




HOW TO VIEW THE LIVE HANGOUT TONIGHT
We begin tonight at 8pm Eastern US (New York) in our Google+ Hangout on Air (HOA) format.

Participants will wait to VIEW on the YouTube side, and will post questions in the DearMYRTLE Genealogy Community on Google+.  Cousin +Russ Worthington will do his best to weave those questions and comments into our panel discussion. Unlike a webinar, the link for a G+ Hangout on Air isn't created until just before the event is to go live.

Closed-captioning is a feature of the live HOAs and recorded HOAs, through a service provided by Google. I'd say the speech recognition is about 90% accurate.

1. Go to DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel located here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE/feed

2. You may need to refresh your computer's browser page at the top of the hour. We will begin promptly as follows:

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

All COMMENTS and links to assignments will be posted in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on G+ located here: https://plus.google.com/communities/104382659430904043232

Participants may use a blog or a public Google document to share a homework assignment.Be aware of copyright, and follow advice in the post titled MGP Homework and Copyright.

NOTE: The "filmstrip" of panelists receive their own invitations to JOIN the HOA. Panelists merely log in to our private G+ MGP Study Group Panelists community where I'll post the link.

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(1) Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof  (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013) 83.

[Book available from the publisher at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/mastering_genealogical_proof ]



Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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