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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Announcing our panelists: 2016 ESM QuickLesson Study Group


 

DearREADERS,
Looks like we've got a few solid volunteers who responded to the QuickLessons Study Group: Call for panel participants for our 2016 EMS QuickLessons Study Group. All dates and study group reading assignments are listed below my signature. Basically we start our first session Wednesday, 16 Mar 2016 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

Our panelists are:

Melinda Culpon - "I enjoyed the study group in which I have participated. This will push me to complete the information. Correctly documenting my research is my goal for this year." Ol' Myrt is particularly looking forward to getting to know Melinda better. Thankfully this online study group format provides face-to-face panel discussions. Welcome Melinda.

Sheri Finley - returns to us after serving as a panelist on our 1st Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group, and on the What Does She Say? Study Group. Sheri says "Being a participant in two previous study groups has shown me that I excel in this type of learning environment. Sharing my homework and the group discussions we have for each lesson - the peer review and synergy." She has attended several genealogy Institutes including Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG): Advanced Practicum. Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR): ESM Advanced Methodology Course  and the Advanced Land Records Course.

Hilary Gadsby - our gal in Wales. Hilary is a regular during Mondays with Myrt, and served on our 2nd Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group (UK). Ol' Myrt appreciates looking at things from Hilary's point of view, as it begins to dawn on me that through there may be citation differences from one country's archive to another, sound research methods are employed by responsible researchers throughout the world. 

Lisa Gorrell -  whom you'll recognize from as panelist from previous DearMYRTLE study groups including Genealogy and the Law. Lisa says she enjoys participating and helping others learn, and that she "also learns a lot from these discussions!" Lisa has attended several genealogy institutes including Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG): Adv Gen Methology, Adv German, From Confusion to Conclusion, Beyond Libraries. Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR): Reading/Writing German Handwriting. Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg (GRIP): Law School.

Dave McDonald, CG - recently served as the American Church Records Course Coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Years ago, following rigorous research culminating in a portfolio submission, Dave earned distinction as a CG® (Certified Genealogist), the registered trademark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He explains "I first earned certification . . . because I had spent time around colleagues who had been certified and whose work I wanted to emulate." See: Certified Genealogist®—What Does it Mean? Dave is a former President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Dave Robison - a regular during Mondays with Myrt and most WACKY Wednesday DearMYRTLE hangouts has also served in two previous study groups: Mastering Genealogical Proof and Scottish Research. He says "The reason I conduct many instructional classes and present genealogy in a variety of venues is that I get a great deal of satisfaction sharing my experiences and knowledge. On the flip side, associating with other genealogists whose talents I respect is even more valuable to me."


Hangouts: Pay what you want. So it's simple. If you value the work Ol' Myrt, +Cousin Russ and our beloved panelists do week in and week out on your behalf, please:


Check the DearMYRTLE Hangouts Calendar for upcoming study groups and hangouts. There you'll find links to the GeneaConference (in-person) and the GeneaWebinars Calendar with over over 200 hours of online genealogy classes, webinars, live streams and tweetchats from other hosts and presenters over the next 12 months.

16 March 2016
QuickLesson 1: Analysis & Citation   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 1: Analysis and Citation,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-6-mindmapping-records : accessed 30 Sept 2015).       

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

20 May 2016 (Friday)
QuickLesson 8: What Constitutes Proof?   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 8: What Constitutes Proof?” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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" & Naive Trust   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “ 'Printed Primary Sources' and Naive Trust," Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/quicktips/printed-primary-sources-naive-trust : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

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2-week break
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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 & 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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27 July 2016
QuickLesson 16: Speculation, Hypothesis, Interpretation & Proof   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 16: Speculation, Hypothesis, Interpretation & Proof,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-16-speculation-hypothesis-interpretation-proof : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        


3 August 2016
QuickLesson 17: The Evidence Analysis Process Map   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 17: The Evidence Analysis Process Model,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & 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 & Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/negative-findings-negative-evidence    : accessed 30 Sept 2015).   

10 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 & Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-18-genealogy-academic-world-seriously : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        

17 August 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 & 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 & Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/re-quicklesson-19-layered-citations-penned-question : accessed 30 Sept 2015).        

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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 & 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 & Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-20-research-reports-research-success  :  accessed 30 Sept 2015).       

28 September 2016
QuickLesson 21: Citing DNA Evidence: Five Ground Rules   
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 21: Citing DNA Evidence: Five Ground Rules,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & 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 & Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/quicktips/writing-historical-biography : accessed 30 Sept 2015).