Monday, February 10, 2014

MGP2 - Study Group ORIENTATION: Sunday 16 February 2014

DearREADERS,MGP2 (Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group 2) will hold its orientation meeting this coming Sunday, 16 February 2014 as follows:

10am Eastern (New York)
9am Central (Chicago)
8am Mountain (Salt Lake City, Denver)
7am Pacific (Los Angeles)

Instructions for VIEWing and COMMENTing will show up in the Calendar shortly.

All will "major" in the study of Mastering Genealogical Proof for the duration of this series. We're going to eat, sleep and breathe this project until we get it down pat. There are some revolutionary thoughts in this book that will be a paradigm shift for even some experienced researchers. 

This DearMYRTLE's MGP Study Group is not sponsored by the author or publisher of Mastering Genealogical Proof. The 10-session series is designed for genealogy researchers to study Dr. Jones' ideas in a positive, collaborative, peer-group setting. These methodology ideals can be translated into any locality or ethnic group research a genealogists is likely to encounter.

The MGP Study Group 2 will have one advantage: we can view the archived sessions of the initial MGP Study Group in addition to attending our own sessions. Those archived versions appear on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel located here:

Feb 16, 2014 - ORIENTATION
Feb 23, 2014 - Chapter 1 Genealogy’s Standard of Proof
Mar 2, 2014 - Chapter 2 Concepts Fundamental to the GPS
Mar 9, 2014  - Chapter 3 GPS Element 1: Thorough Research
Mar 16, 2014 – Chapter 3 Revisited
Mar 23, 2014 –   Chapter 4 GPS Element 2: Source Citations
Mar 30, 2014 -  Chapter 5 GPS Element 3: Analysis and Correlation
Apr 6, 2014 - Chapter 6 GPS Element 4: Resolving Conflicts and Assembling Evidence
April 13, 2014 - Chapter 7 GPS Element 5: The Written Conclusion
April 20, 2014 – Skip this week due to Easter
April 27, 2014 - Chapter 8 Using the GPS and Chapter 9 Conclusion & Graduation
  1. Cynthia Hall
  2. Carmen Cross
  3. Doris Haskell
  4. Hilary Gadsby
  5. Jennifer Shoer
  6. Julie Goucher
  7. June Butka
  8. Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana
  9. Laurie Desmarias
  10. Sue Adams
  11. Russ Worthington (Cousin Russ)
  12. Opinionated Ol' Myrt here

Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof  (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013). [Book available from the publisher at , also available in Kindle format, described here.]

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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1 comment:

  1. I see that the original study group videos are on the You Tube Channel. How about this new group? I wasn't able to view Sunday's Orientation and would like to keep up with the new group.
    Thank you, Dianne G.