Thursday, August 13, 2015

What does SHE Say? - Additional 4 panelists

Thank-you to these additional volunteer panelists who will serve during our 4-session What Does SHE Say? Study Group. We previously announced other panelists here.  We're having a private "panelists only" hangout tonight for 30 minutes just to go over the guidelines, and each panelist has received a personal invitation to join our private panelists' community.

Not to worry. Panelists will post homework each week, in the public DearMYRTLE Genealogy Community on Google+ under the appropriate post, specific to the hangout for this brand new study group.

+Lacey Frazier, an active member of our genealogy group, has attended two day long seminars at the Midwest Genealogy Center - one was Ancestry Day in 2013. I regularly attend/listen to as many webinars and HOAs (hangouts on air) as possible. She has also benefited from RootsTech live streams, and reports she is currently looking into taking classes online. Her specialty is US southwest research.

+Dave Robison is a regular on Mondays with Myrt and usually stops by for Wacky Wednesdays when he isn't busy teaching and presenting on genealogical subjects for the past 5 years including the New England Regional Genealogical Conference in Providence RI. He does take client work to assist in specific research needs - his specialty is New England records. He completed the Boston University certificate program and is currently nearing the end of ProGen24 study group. He has participated in 2 MGP study groups, one with Julie Michutka and the other with Michael Hait. 

+Sheri Fenley, the gal who recently helped +True Lewis with her DAR application, joins us once again for this study group. Describing her genealogy edutation, she says she has attended IGHR Samford University - 2008 & 2009; Monterey Peninsula College - 2 year certificate program; Family History Studies 2006-2008 Karen Clifford, AG, FUGA instructor; ProGen 1 - 2008-2009; NGSQ Online Study Group - Administrator and participant 2008-2014; National, Regional & Local conferences and seminars; President - San Joaquin Genealogical Society; 2nd Vice president - California State Genealogical Alliance; Registrar - El Toyon Chapter, NSDAR since 2008; Past board member APG; Member of: APG, NGS, ISFHWE, DAR, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and numerous genealogical & historical societies at county levels. She reports that she started researching in 1988. Professional genealogist since 2010. At this time most of her client work has been historical and genealogical research Northern California including mining claims. She also does a significant portion of her client work for DAR membership applications. Depending on the applicant, the research required is for almost every state and time period.

+Conni Johnson, a previous study group panelist,  explains that at the beginning she had the benefit of working 1:1 with a veteran genealogist who gave her an outstanding foundation. She's mostly self educated with LOTS of support from the wider genealogy community (e.g. webinars, study groups, reading professional journals, classes at my local genealogy society and online, books, and she just attended my first Institute - GRIP!)  She's a forensic genealogist, specializing in finding living heirs for landmen and locating older people with whom friends and family have lost contact. She also does research for clients, and helps researchers of all levels get a fresh perspective on challenging research questions. She teaches beginning and developing genealogists locally and remotely via Google hangouts.

Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 3rd edition (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2015). [Book available from the publisher at and in digital format from the author's website]

Fridays as follows:
14 Aug 2015 - EE - Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Evidence Analysis
21 Aug 2015 - EE - Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Evidence Analysis (continued)
28 Aug 2015 - EE - Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Citation
4 Sept 2015 - EE - Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Citation (continued)

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Myrt :)
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