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Transcription!: Methodology Part 1

Shannon Bennett, Student with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

These last two Methodology, Part 1 modules nicely wrapped up this course. They covered resources for research as well as explanations of record sets. While I was familiar with most of these I did…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 17, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Incorporating Social History Into Family History

By Sandy Fackler, PLCGS (student) with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

When I first started doing genealogy I collected names, dates, and places. I was a genealogist. Years later I became a family historian. Besides those names, dates and places, I wanted to know the what, when, where, and how. I needed the meat on the bones.…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 14, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Search is Afoot: Methodology Part 1

Shannon Bennett, Student

Anyone who discovers a passion for family history also discovers an addiction that they can’t describe except to others who share it. Being able to describe what I want to do and why, is something that I have struggled with from time to time. I am sure you can relate. Which is why I was excited to see a description of exactly who I want to be written in black and white in the first pages of this course.

A quote from Ethel W. Williams…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 11, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Have You Heard?

A Surprise Savings you won't want to miss!

The big reveal happens November 14th at midnight!…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 9, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Know Your Evidence

Evidence is what we use to answer our research questions and establish conclusions. Once we have evaluated and analyzed the data we find in various sources we need to determine if the information helps to answer our research question. If it does, we use it as evidence to answer our question and support our conclusion. Evidence is classified as direct, indirect, or negative, and each type can be used to…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 8, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

search genealogy (maclachlan)

I am still trying to catch up with Brian Charles maclachlan, in ref,to the Maclachlan clan. My great grand father was Andrew Cunningham Maclachlan, born in 1861 east Greenock Renfrewshire Scotland. He passed away in 1925 in New London Ct.

Added by ronald lee boysworth on November 6, 2018 at 12:33pm — No Comments

My Presentation Assignment: Lecture Course Final Module

Shannon Bennett, Student

On January 9th I gave my virtual presentation for Lecturing Skills Including Preparation. I was very nervous. More nervous than I have been in a long time, mainly because I knew I wouldn’t be able to see my audience.  That to me was the biggest hurdle. Not being able to gauge my audience’s reactions.…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 5, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Your German Migrant Ancestor

By Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD.

If your ancestor was an auswanderer – one who left the area now called Germany – with a group of other like-minded individuals, he/she was an emigrant and might be found in any number of locations.

You are probably already familiar with the phenomenon of “push-pull” when it comes to emigration/immigration. North America was hardly the only option for those seeking a better life. For some, it was a “stop along the…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 2, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Preparing to Present: Lecturing Skills Including Presentation

Shannon Bennett, Student

In the introduction to the course Lecturing Skills Including Preparation,  author Thomas MacEntee writes how he became the genealogy speaker he is today.  Guess what? There was no magic formula, just a lot of hard work.  I figured this was the case, but you know that I…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on October 30, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Genealogical Sources

Sources are the foundation of our research. They are the places from which we get information that provides evidence to form a conclusion. Examples of sources include documents/records, books, photographs, artifacts, websites, newspapers, video or audio recorded interviews, and people. Sources are classified by type; original, derivative, or authored.…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on October 27, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

My First Course: Lecturing Skills Including Preparation

Shannon Bennett, Student

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies course Lecturing Skills Including Preparation written by Thomas MacEntee caught my eye when I was at the FGS conference in Ft. Wayne, Indiana this past August.  Speaking to genealogy friendly audiences is something…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on October 24, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Who's Your Cousin?

Shannon Bennett, Student with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

I am really excited that these Methodology, Part 1 modules have started to dig into the meat and potatoes of genealogy.  In them we are introduced to sources, evidence, and types of information.…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on October 23, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Valerie & Myrt’s Excellent Genealogy Adventures debuts today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Valerie & Myrt’s Excellent Genealogy Adventures debuts today
 
Colorado Springs, CO, Oct 19, 2018 — In anticipation THE…
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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 19, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments

Genealogy Research Services in Iowa

We Iowans are very proud of our own Meredith Wilson, creator of "The Music Man," long running Broadway musical and award winning movie. 

Professor Harold Hill, The Music Man himself, extolls the secret of his success to his fellow salesmen when he states, "Ya Gotta…

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Added by Bonnie Samuel on October 9, 2018 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Working on the Family Tree and What did I See?

  As I was working on my family tree, what did I see?   Something that really surprised me.

  You see bullying is something that, I have been around many, many years.  Working in the school system, we learned a

   lot  of  about bullying.  What causes it? What may prevent it? Why does it happen?

  So as I was reading an old newspaper article was surprised to see this topic is probably as old as humans now I fear.

  Why is it so hard to steer a…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 2, 2018 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Family HIstory Day in Chula Vista, CA

29 Sept 10  am  to 3 pm

  Come join us as we discuss  "DNA" and give a Talk about his history, County Supervisor Greg Cox. 

Randy Seaver is presenting.  …

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on September 27, 2018 at 10:17pm — No Comments

11 September 2018, Where were you? 11 Sept 2001

   

       A day for us to always remember  11 September 2001.  Where were you on this day?

       Do you have it in your genealogical file?   Have you shared the information of this day with 

       your children and grandchildren.  

      This information should be included in your time line and so it is not forgotten, in case the other 

      part of the  world wants us to forget.

     If you have forgotten much of it, or…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on September 11, 2018 at 5:36am — No Comments

Researching during the Summer

  Researching during the Summer

  Yes, it can be fun, or it can be stressful. If you get to go to a AC'd library it's super. If you set at home and have only fans not always greatly desired.

   I think weather affects our drive to do research.  Do you notice if weather affects your research?  Since I was  at the Seminar in Grand Rapids many things are made more aware than before.  It was an awesome program. I hope they do it again.  

   When I was…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on September 7, 2018 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Researching during the Summer

  Researching during the Summer

  Yes, it can be fun, or it can be stressful. If you get to go to a AC'd library it's super. If you set at home and have only fans not always greatly desired.

   I think weather affects our drive to do research.  Do you notice if weather affects your research?  Since I was  at the Seminar in Grand Rapids many things are made more aware than before.  It was an awesome program. I hope they do it again.  

   When I was…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on September 7, 2018 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Seeking some assistance to further the Francis Genealogical Tree in Wales

Hello fellow Historians,

Most of my present family of FRANCIS, have mostly lived in the County of Surrey, but in the 19th century their dwellings were In London? I have traced my lineage to Clun in Shropshire, England, with still away to go; to the early 18th Century. I located a ancestor with the name Richard Francis, who married a lady (May 31, 1761) to Sarah Squire?  but the most interesting lineage is Welsh; or on the borders of Wales?  

Located a…

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Added by Barry Francis on August 23, 2018 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

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