Saturday, March 21, 2015

Need help with "The Written Conclusion" Hangouts

Ol' Myrt here and +Cousin Russ are asking for your help as we debut The Written Conclusion Study Group this coming Friday. Throughout this 4-week series, we need sample written conclusions to dissect. We are using Dr. Thomas W. Jones' Mastering Genealogical Proof, Chapter 7 "The Written Conclusion" as our syllabus material where we read, page 84: 
A written conclusion's form depends on where that conclusion fits in the continuum of genealogical proof situations, ranging from obviously self-evident to extremely complex.
As such, we are dividing up the four week course into the following segments:

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

MGP Study Group 1 (US focused) videos:

MGP Study Group 2 (UK focused) videos:

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27 March 2015 Proof Statements
03 April 2015 Proof Summaries
10 April 2015 Proof Arguments
Submit Homework: Post Sample(s)
24 April 2015 Clear Writing (using homework samples)

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Myrt :)
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