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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2016 ESM's QuickLessons Study Group



DearREADERS,
As always, DearMYRTLE's focus is beginning genealogy topics. This year we followed the FamilySearch Wiki for several study group series. We are pleased to announce the  2016 ESM's QuickLessons Study Group. Below you'd find the session dates and the reading homework to be completed in advance of each session. The call for panelists will go out in early March 2016.

Note: Although active on Facebook and the Evidence Explained website, the author Elizabeth Shown Mills will not participate in our study group.

The 60-minute sessions will be held Wednesdays as follows:

Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours

If you need a time zone converter, this is the one Ol' Myrt uses:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html


16 March 2016
QuickLesson 1: Analysis & Citation   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 1: Analysis and Citation,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage(https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-1-analysis-citation :  accessed 1 Aug 2015).        

23 March 2016
QuickLesson 2: Sources vs. Information vs. Evidence vs. Proof   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 2: Sources vs. Information vs. Evidence vs. Proof,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-2-sources-vs-information-vs-evidence-vs-proof : accessed 1 Aug 2015).        

30 March 2016
QuickLesson 3: Flawed Records   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 3: Flawed Records,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-3-flawed-records : accessed 1 Aug 2015).        

6 April 2016
QuickLesson 4: NARA Citations & Finding Aids   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 4: NARA Citations & Finding Aids,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-4-nara-citations-finding-aids : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        

13 April 2016
QuickLesson 5: Analyzing Records   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 5: Analyzing Records,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-5-analyzing-records : accessed 30 Sept 2015).    

20 April 2016
The Research Plan: Two-step Next Steps?
Elizabeth Shown Mills, "The Research Plan: Two-step Next Steps?" Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/quicktips/research-plan-two-step-next-steps : accessed 30 Sept 2015).
and   
QuickLesson 6: Mindmapping Records   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 6: Mindmapping Records,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-6-mindmapping-records : accessed 30 Sept 2015).       

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3-week break
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18 May 2016
QuickLesson 7: Family Lore and Indian Princesses   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 7: Family Lore and Indian Princesses,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-7-family-lore-and-indian-princesses : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

20 May 2016
QuickLesson 8: What Constitutes Proof?   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 8: What Constitutes Proof?” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-8-what-constitutes-proof : accessed 30 Sept 2015).    

25 May 2016
QuickLesson 9: Census Instructions? Who Needs Instructions?   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 9: Census Instructions? Who Needs Instructions?” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-9-census-instructions-who-needs-instructions : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

1 June 2016
QuickLesson 10: Original Records, Image Copies, and Derivatives   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 10: Original Records, Image Copies, and Derivatives,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage(https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-10-original-records-image-copies-and-derivatives : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

8 June 2016
QuickLesson 11: Identity Problems & the FAN Principle   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 11: Identity Problems & the FAN Principle,”Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-11-identity-problems-fan-principle : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        

15 June 2016
QuickLesson 12: Chasing an Online Record into Its Rabbit Hole   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 12: Chasing an Online Record into Its Rabbit Hole,”Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-12-chasing-online-record-its-rabbit-hole : accessed 30 Sept 2015).    
and
Following up on QuickLesson 12
Elizabeth Shown Mills, "Following up on QuickLesson 12," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/following-quicklesson-12 : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        

22 June 2016
QuickLesson 13: Classes of Evidence—Direct, Indirect & Negative   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 13: Classes of Evidence―Direct, Indirect & Negative,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-13-classes-evidence%E2%80%94direct-indirect-negative : accessed 30 Sept 2015).             

29 June 2016
Sources, Information, Evidence
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “Sources, Information, Evidence," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/sources-information-evidence : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        
and
A Basic Vocabulary for Historical Research
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “A Basic Vocabulary for Historical Research," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/quicktips/basic-vocabulary-historical-research    : accessed 30 Sept 2015).   

6 July 2016
QuickLesson 14: Petitions—What Can We Do with a List of Names?   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 14: Petitions—What Can We Do with a List of Names?” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage(https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-14-petitions%E2%80%94what-can-we-do-list-names : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        
and
"Printed Primary Sources" and Naive Trust   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “ 'Printed Primary Sources' and Naive Trust," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/quicktips/printed-primary-sources-naive-trust : accessed 30 Sept 2015).


13 July 2016
QuickLesson 15: Plagiarism—Five "Copywrongs" of Historical Writing   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 15: Plagiarism―Five "Copywrongs" of Historical Writing,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage(https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-15-plagiarism—five-copywrongs-historical-writing : accessed 30 Sept 2015).   

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2-week break
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3 August 2016
QuickLesson 16: Speculation, Hypothesis, Interpretation & Proof   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 16: Speculation, Hypothesis, Interpretation and Proof,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage(https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-16-speculation-hypothesis-interpretation-proof : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        


8 August 2016
QuickLesson 17: The Evidence Analysis Process Map   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 17: The Evidence Analysis Process Model,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-17-evidence-analysis-process-map : accessed 30 Sept 2015).   
and
Negative Findings / Negative Evidence
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “Negative Findings / Negative Evidence,"  Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/negative-findings-negative-evidence    : accessed 30 Sept 2015).   

15 August 2016
QuickLesson 18: Genealogy? In the Academic World? Seriously?   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 18: Genealogy? In the Academic World?” Seriously? Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-18-genealogy-academic-world-seriously : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        


24 Aug 2016
QuickLesson 19: Layered Citations Work Like Layered Clothing   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 19: Layered Citations Work Like Layered Clothing,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-19-layered-citations-work-layered-clothing : acessed 30 Sept 2015).        
and
RE: QuickLesson 19 - Layered Citations / Penned Question
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “RE: QuickLesson 19 - Layered Citations / Penned Question," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/re-quicklesson-19-layered-citations-penned-question : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        

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(3-week break)
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14 September 2016
Citing digital census images on LAC - not Ancestry   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “Citing digital census images on LAC - not Ancestry," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/citing-digital-census-images-lac-not-ancestry : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

21 September 2016
QuickLesson 20: Research Reports for Research Success
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 20: Research Reports for Research Success," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-20-research-reports-research-success  :  accessed 30 Sept 2015).    

28 Sept Sept 2016QuickLesson 21: Citing DNA Evidence: Five Ground Rules   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 21: Citing DNA Evidence: Five Ground Rules,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-21-citing-dna-evidence-five-ground-rules : accessed 30 Sept 2015).    
and
Writing Historical Biography
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “Writing Historical Biography," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/quicktips/writing-historical-biography : accessed 30 Sept 2015).




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