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Monthly Archives: August 2011

What I learned Wednesday: living intentionally

To current life standards, my 20s and my 30s were not what I would have wanted if I had known myself as well as I do now.  But looking back, my childhood and teen years established the role of family in my life.  My 20s established the role of love in my life and my 30s established the role of career … Continue reading »

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legalese please

As a point of reference as we discuss evidence, keep these definitions from the 6th edition of  Black’s Law Dictionary (affiliate link) handy: Evidence: Any species of proof, or probative matter, legally presented at the trial of an issue, by the act of the parties and through the medium of witnesses, records, documents, exhibits, concrete objects, etc., for … Continue reading »

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Evidently we have more to learn

I mentioned in my post on the NGS-HSC Lesson 1′s extended reading that we needed to discuss more. I gave a short list of items to review in that post but as I approach the ProGen topic for September, Evidence, it’s time to take a look-see and make sure we have a good foundation. So … Continue reading »

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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen May 2011

The May 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 13, “Time Management” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The practical assignment was to keep a time journal for a week to determine what your “time thieves” are and find ways to eliminate the “time … Continue reading »

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What I learned Wednesday: NGS-HSC Lesson 5

The fifth lesson in the NGS HSC is “Census Records.”  The assignment had two parts: the census research checklist and the census search report. The census research checklist involved, for each ancestor listed on the pedigree chart you had submitted with Lesson 1, to indicate on which census (county and state) you would possibly find them and how they … Continue reading »

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Follow Friday: getting it together

Two blogs I want to go ahead and mention are the Shy Genealogist and DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog. The years of agonizing over how I keep everything organized and keep myself at least somewhat sane actually came together for me with the help of these two ladies. DearMYRTLE has monthly organization lists that will break down the tasks you … Continue reading »

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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen April 2011

The April 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 4, “The Essential Library” and chapter 7, “Copyright and Fair Use” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The assignment for this month was to make a list of all your genealogy publications and then identify … Continue reading »

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What I learned Wednesday: NGS-HSC Lesson 4

The fourth lesson in the NGS HSC is “Library Resources and Citation Examples.”  This was a very straightforward lesson and assignment I felt.  The assignment is to do a Library Survey and provide citations of various types of resources.  I actually received a “Complete” on first submission even though I forgot one of the citations (the grader … Continue reading »

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More about the NGS-HSC

The NGS HSC does somewhat build on each lesson but it is possible to do them out of order.  The syllabus for the NGS-HSC describes the lessons and corresponding assignments.  Be aware of the lessons that require scheduling of onsite visits or obtaining a record. Lesson 4 requires a visit to a library Lesson 6 requires obtaining a record … Continue reading »

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Preparation for IGHR

I mentioned in passing that I attended this year’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR).  I think I promised more information about that but I am, and will continue to, conveniently forget that (for now). But I happened to make a list recently about things you should if you want to go to IGHR.  If you check … Continue reading »

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