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NGS-HSC

Map it and call it a wrap

I’m on the tail end of Lesson 11 in the NGS-HSC. Since I haven’t made my repository trips required for some of the other lessons, I thought I’d get some of the “no visit” lessons out of the way. I have spent a huge amount of time on Lesson 11. There’s two assignments, one to … Continue reading »

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The angle on NGS-HSC Lesson 9

I get night terrors about math. When I took my GMAT exam, I got a deck of flashcards for the multiplication tables. It was officially time to learn them. Approximately 20 years later than I should have learned them. I’m sorry Mr. Moehnke! Then I took the Land, Lots of Land: Learning the Ins and … 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 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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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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What I learned Wednesday: NGS-HSC Lesson 3

The third lesson in the NGS HSC is “Interviews, Correspondence, and Queries.” What I got hung up on: interview questions.  I decided I needed a master database of key interview questions.  Immediately.  I Googled and found, well, a million, give or take five or so.  I consolidated a few comprehensive lists, added categories, and removed the duplicates. … Continue reading »

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What I learned Wednesday: NGS-HSC Lesson 2

Lesson 2 in the NGS HSC was “Family Traditions and Family Records.” As usual, there was something I got hung up on: the definition of “tradition.”  Although they told me at the very beginning of the lesson that traditions are customs or beliefs but that customs were not a part of this lesson and they told me … Continue reading »

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What I learned Wednesday: NGS-HSC Lesson 1…extended reading

I started my saga about the NGS-HSC last week.  Lesson 1 was “Introduction and Organization” so the Reading and Reference Lists at the end of the lesson had some invaluable information. The BIG reference was The Chicago Manual of Style, the sixteenth edition is available in hardcover (affiliate link) and electronic subscription.  Fundamental part of any researcher’s library…assuming … Continue reading »

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What I learned Wednesday: NGS-HSC Lesson 1

Let me catch you up with my NGS-HSC progress.  As I mentioned in My Development Plan, I’m currently doing two courses to further my genealogy knowledge and extend my skills to become a professional genealogist: the ProGen Study Group and the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Home Study Course (HSC). The syllabus for the NGS-HSC describes the … Continue reading »

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