Sunday, July 21, 2013

MGP Study Group: Chapter 4 FOR SURE this time!

Are you primed and ready for "Chapter 4 GPS Element 2: Source Citations" from Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones? This session is what makes chapter 3 easier to understand for many of us. Dr. Jones explains "Genealogical source citations fulfill several critical purposes, but their most important use is to support genealogical proof statements, summaries and arguments." [1]

Since we took an extra week on Chapter 3, Ol' Myrt here has removed  the break on July 28th, so we can conclude our studies on time.

June 2, 2013 - ORIENTATION
June 9, 2013 - Break for IGHR, but practice attending HOAs and posting comments.
June 16, 2013 - Chapter 1 Genealogy’s Standard of Proof
June 23, 2013 - Chapter 2 Concepts Fundamental to the GPS
June 30, 2013 - Chapter 3 GPS Element 1: Thorough Research
July 7, 2013 - Break for NIGR
July 14, 2013 – REVISED: Chapter 3 REVISITED
July 21, 2013 – REVISED: Chapter 4 GPS Element 2: Source Citations
July 28, 2013 – REVISED: Chapter 5 GPS Element 3: Analysis and Correlation

August 4, 2013 - Chapter 6 GPS Element 4: Resolving Conflicts and Assembling Evidence
August 11, 2013 - Chapter 7 GPS Element 5: The Written Conclusion
August 18, 2013 - Break for FGS
August 25, 2013 - Chapter 8 Using the GPS
Sept 1, 2013 - Chapter 9 Conclusion
Sept 8, 2013 - GRADUATION


We meet again tonight at 8pm Eastern US (New York) in our Google+ Hangout on Air format. Participants will wait to VIEW on the YouTube side, posting questions back in the community for Cousin +Russ Worthington to weave 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:

2. You may need to refresh your computer's browser page. 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:

All COMMENTS and links to assignments will be posted in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on G+ located here:

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. Merely be online on Google+ and you'll see the popup invitation in the lower right corner of your Google+ screen. Alternately, I'll post the link to JOIN the panel in the private MGP Study Group Panelists private community.


[1] Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof  (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013) p 33. [Book available from the publisher at , we have heard the second printing has been shipped.]

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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