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Sunday, March 06, 2016

QuickLessons Study Group: Call for panel participants




DearREADERS,
As we approach the 16 March 2016 debut of ESM's QuickLessons Study Group session, we are extending a call for 8 panelists to carry us forward in discussions outlined in DearMYRTLE's 2016 ESM's QuickLessons Study Group. We look forward to reading each assignment and submitting homework in advance of the designated sessions, the dates and links are reproduced below my signature. 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


Interested applicants will complete this form, and the line-up will be announced Saturday, 12 March 2016 during Genealogy Game Night.

WHAT'S EXPECTED OF PANEL PARTICIPANTS?
Panelists  commit to the following:
    • Completing this form http://goo.gl/forms/X0mMJGRKBM
    • Reviewing the Study Group Copyright Guidelines video (below) with The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, CG. Although this recording was made concerning a different study group series, the principles remain the same.




    • Studying each homework assignment in advance of each study group session scheduled here: http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2015/11/2016-esms-quicklessons-study-group.html
    • Registering for each session at http://hangouts.DearMYRTLE.com using a Google Account, as required for Business Hangouts. Note: Viewers may register using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Google.
    • Logging into the study group session by noon Monday to post the public link to his homework, in blog or Google Doc format, for the following Wednesday's hangout. This is how the moderator, fellow panel participants and viewers may augment their studies of each ESM QuickLesson.
    • Ensuring that you have a high-quality web cam and wired, not wireless microphone.
    • Maintaining wired high-speed Internet access. Anything less will compromise video and sound quality.
    • Arriving at the hangout, using the confirmation email link, 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the session, so DearMYRTLE invite you in to the "green room" preparations.
    • Keeping all typed and verbal comments positive and supportive of all concerned.
    • Confining the "mechanical" behind-the-scenes discussion to the private G+ Community created for panelists only. 
    Cousin Russ and I realize we are all at different levels of genealogical research experience. It isn't necessary that each panelist be expert in methodology, citation, analysis, etc. In fact, we try to have a "good mix" of panel participants to make the discussion worthwhile to a variety of viewers.

    Ol' Myrt's goal is to provide a "safe place" to discuss how we interpret what Elizabeth Shown Mills outlines in her QuickLessons posted at: http://www.EvidenceExplained.com

      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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    2-week break
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    11 May 2016
    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).

    18 May 2016
    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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    (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 & 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).
         



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