Tuesday, March 04, 2014

MGP2: Let's tackle chapter 3 tomorrow

Perhaps you are doing the same thing today-- reviewing Chapter 3 for our Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group session this coming Saturday. It certainly helps to have two (!) archived sessions from MGP1. Chapter 3 GPS Element 1: Thorough Research proved a tad tricky for last year's participants, so we spent 2 weeks on it. We've scheduled time to do that this time around if necessary.

We're working through Thomas W. Jones' Mastering Genealogical Proof available in book format from www.ngsgenealogy.org and in Kindle format through Amazon.com.


1. Between now and Sunday's session, review MGP1 - Chapter 3 video here and MGP1 - Chapter 3 Revisited video here.

3. For VIEWing and COMMENTing before during and after this live MGP2 - Chapter 3 session go here:
https://plus.google.com/b/102461242403735457058/102461242403735457058/posts/bR5ExTHmaqH  You must be a member of this free genealogy community.

If you'd prefer, you may VIEW the live event here. (You just cannot comment)

Here's our scheduled start time:
Sunday, 9 March 2014

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

If you need a time zone converter, use:

Read each chapter in advance of the study group session, but don't attempt to do your written homework until the panel has discussed the chapter. We are on the honor system here. No need to check in with Ol' Myrt. In fact, Dr. Jones has provided answers at the end of the book.

WATCH LATER on DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE

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: http://www.youtube.com/user/DearMYRTLE/videos

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 and graduation


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

NOTE 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.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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