Wednesday, August 03, 2016

ARCHIVED: ESM's QuickLesson 16 Study Group Session

Amazing! There's no other word for for Wednesday's discussion. Once again the homework submitted by our panelists directs us to various elements of this session's syllabus material:
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 16: Speculation, Hypothesis, Interpretation and Proof,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage ( : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

My DearREADERS will note QuickLesson 16 has 48 footnotes. Necessary footnotes that are somewhat daunting to beginning genealogists. Yet as Lisa Gorrell points out, in this lesson Elizabeth Shown Mills "is showing us the best that can be done."

Ol' Myrt here shares the story of her 11-year-old grandaughter who was learning to sew. At that beginning stage, Aubrey wasn't ready to create a tailored suit or to deal with slippery, silky fabric like organdy. We started with a simple book bag and a pillow case. So it is with beginning genealogists. QuickLesson 16 is a tutorial on how to embark on more than a quick click look at our progenitors.

It is assumed that valid kinship determinations is the goal of our family history research.
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