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Basic Level Courses 5 Replies

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Comment by Suzanne Lorico on July 18, 2012 at 4:34pm


I am taking the Analysis and Skills mentoring course part 2.  Does anyone have any tips about this course, I'm finding it a challenge.

Comment by Shirley Sturdevant on March 7, 2012 at 11:43am

Thanks, Richard.  I'll check out the book too.

Comment by Paul Caverly on March 7, 2012 at 4:48am

I can't help much, I completed all my Canadian courses 10 years ago. I took the courses as they became available on the calendar with no specific order. Advance course were a little more challenging so I usually only took one at a time verses 3 at a time in basic. I still take some courses even now but I find it more difficult to find some of interest. I also took some course at Pharos in the UK.

The new book, DNA & Social Networking by Debbie Kennett is worth having. sells it at a discount. Since the book is new it has up to date links identified.Retail abt. $28, amazon abt. $15

Comment by Shirley Sturdevant on March 6, 2012 at 11:45am

Hi Richard – after corresponding with you I actually went through and read all of the questions in all of the Part 3 courses for Canadian Studies. I think I will actually leave the Methodology 6 course until near the end since it has more to do with my skills as a researcher on behalf of others. Some of the material looks extremely interesting so I am actually looking forward to it. My problem is finding enough time to work on it consistently. It is too hard to work on it in bits and pieces. I hope to do some of the American courses for my electives since that is where some of our family lines migrated from. I will be mostly interested in New York State and New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Some of our family ancestors have been well documented. The ones from New York are a mystery.


I am currently just finishing up the Social Media course . Much of it is very interesting but I have a little extra time to spend doing it that it is difficult to recall all of the possibilities when I do have the time.

Comment by RJLTrudel-PLCGS on March 5, 2012 at 8:25am

Good morning - Shirley  -- while doing Analysis pt-3-still on the go -I realized that some Social Media skills had to be tuned-up. that's what brought me here. I'm reviewing all Analysis material now but registered US census that I've been counting on as an elective course-all my research as been Canadian in 30 years and now jump to another country's systems and archives I find very difficult. interesting just the same.Social Media is a three level learning experience in itself-- it's trusting it that I have to conform to!

Comment by Shirley Sturdevant on March 4, 2012 at 3:56pm

Thanks, Richard.  Yes, I have learned to pretty much complete a course before registering too.  I have had too many last minute busy days.  And yes...I do have Ancestry deluxe as well.  Sounds like we think quite a bit alike.  Should mean I am on the right track then.

Comment by RJLTrudel-PLCGS on March 3, 2012 at 2:35pm

HI' Shirley-- I' started by doing my meth first ,then the others--keeping Paleography second  last-- before ANALYSIS pt 3  . What I thought to help was read the material-do the assignment-- then register the course --this way there was no time pressure . Also good to have Ancestry membership for the advance courses--( deluxe edition-$ 299.00  Can.)

Comment by Shirley Sturdevant on March 3, 2012 at 1:54pm

I am finally beginning the Advanced Level of my Canadian Studies. Does anyone have any recommendations as to the order of course completion that would prove most beneficial? I have generally started with the Methodology courses and then moved to more topic specific courses. I have also found it worked better for me to complete the Skills and Analysis course in its totality at the end as I found it was too disjointed for me to work on it in bits and pieces over the course of a year. Does anyone have other methods that have worked for them?

Comment by RJLTrudel-PLCGS on November 8, 2011 at 9:28pm

On Oct.2 2011 for the 170th anniversary of "CANADA GAZETTE"--a project that started in 2008--was made accessible ONLINE at .Canada Gazette is the most official journal of the government.You can search from 1840-1996.A better explanation can be found on the site.By curiosity I entered a name of one ancestor that carried a "Capt" onto his mortuary card but in 45  years -no relatives knew that he was a retired Captain of malitia in his youth-until I discovored it -on first hit- in the Journal covering-from 1860--the year he was born-retired with his title on sept 28-1888.

That was a real treasure to find! There may be some for you to find!

Comment by Ken McKinlay on September 23, 2011 at 9:27pm
Just an addendum, the RG 8, "C" series British Military and Naval Records microfilms have been digitized. You might be able to find his name in the muster rolls. See for the announcement. Once you get to the page with all the microfilm numbers click on "Help" for guidance on how to possibly locate the correct microfilm.

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