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ProGen

First day of school! Geeky genealogist school!

Sunday at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIPitt)  GeekyTexan isn’t in Austin anymore! The Pittsburgh ariport is so quiet. It was almost disturbing. But the arrival at the Pittsburgh meant arrival at GRIPitt. And a few minutes later, successful arrival of a suitcase (yes, my suitcase). After a tour of Pittsburgh courtesy of the … Continue reading »

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Proof is in the pudding, er, Cheetos

I’m continuing my month of evidence (not that you could tell since it appears that I dropped off the face of this planet) and am still working through various readings (I think now I’m just checking for consistency and procrastinating on the actual ProGen assignment).  So, many hot chips with lime later (you know, CHEETOS® Crunchy FLAMIN’ … 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 (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 (day after) Wednesday: ProGen March 2011

The March 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 15, “Research Procedures” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The assignment was to develop a Locality Guide.  There’s several counties here in Texas that I have the most experience with but I decided before I … Continue reading »

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

The February 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 14, “Problem Analyses and Research Plans” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.  The assignment was to develop a Research Plan.  I’m ashamed to say mine was the worst and that I didn’t capitalize on the … Continue reading »

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

The Jaunary 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 2, “Educational Preparation” and chapter 8, “Alternative Careers” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The assignment was to develop our personal educational plans including assessing our “professional preparedness” and to include an estimate of the costs involved.  I showed … Continue reading »

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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen December 2010

My December lesson with the ProGen Study Group was on chapter 19, “Genealogy Columns” and chapter 21, Book and Media Reviews” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.  There was no practical assignment in December (it has been carefully scheduled this way because of the holidays). … 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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