Sunday, September 01, 2013

MGP Study Group: Chapter 8, 9 and GRADUATION!!

After teaching us about the quality of records, analysis and correlation of information from a variety of sources, Dr. Jones, author of Mastering Genealogical Proof (1) now moves us in these closing chapters 8 and 9 to look with a well-informed, critical eye at books, journals, websites and our own compiled genealogy. Join the MGP Study Group tonight for a look at what our panelists discovered in our search. We'll also discuss how this awesome study group worked -- it's strength and weaknesses. All with an eye to beginning a second study group sometime this winter, or summer, depending on your hemisphere.

We begin tonight at 8pm Eastern US (New York) in our Google+ Hangout on Air (HOA) format.

Participants will wait to VIEW on the YouTube side, and will post questions in the DearMYRTLE Genealogy Community on Google+.  Cousin +Russ Worthington will do his best to weave those questions and comments 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 at the top of the hour. 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. Panelists merely log in to our private G+ MGP Study Group Panelists community where I'll post the link.

(1) Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof  (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013) 83.

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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