Sunday, August 04, 2013

MGP Study Group - Chapter 6 GPS: Resolving Conflicts and Assembling Evidence

"If we cannot resolve the conflict, we have no conclusion to prove" say Dr. Jones (1) as he goes on in Chapter 6 to explain three ways evidence items may disagree in our genealogical research. Join us tonight for the MGP Study Group session where we'll discuss how to explain the conflicts, and determine if we can draw a conclusion.

We will then explore Dr. Jones' suggestions of five ways to assemble evidence to establish a conclusion. Sounds tough? Not really. This dissection of possibilities provides clear cut advice, necessary for us to prepare for the next step, the written conclusion, to be discussed in the next chapter.


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).

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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