Sunday, July 28, 2013

MGP Study Group: Chapter 5: GPS Element 3 Analysis and Correlation

Thomas W. Jones says "Independent items may be successfully correlated, but correlation of related items will yield an invalid result." (1) 

Just what ARE independent items, and why do we care? During tonight's G+ Hangout on Air, we will do our best to study the tests of analysis and the prerequisites to correlation in our continued study of Dr. Jones' new book Mastering Genealogical Proof.

Since we took an extra week on Chapter 3, Ol' Myrt here has removed the previously scheduled 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

HOW TO VIEW THE LIVE HANGOUT 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.

Usually Google+ processes Hangouts on Air within the hour of the close of a recording. View all archived DearMYRTLE Hangouts on Air on YouTube, with the newest on top of the listing.

(1) Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof  (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013) p 59. [Book available from the publisher at , we have heard the second printing has been shipped.]

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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