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Methodology Part 2: Transcribing and Abstracting

By Shannon Bennett, Student with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

The more we dig into our past the more we come across documents in varying states. Some are pristine and new while others are decades old and crumbling. Which is why I was happy to see these first two modules in …

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Added by Angela Rodesky on December 11, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Most Interesting Course I've Taken: Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects

By Sandy Fackler, PLCGS. Student with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

 

I knew little about the aspects of photography when I registered for Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects in December. Now, I want to…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on December 8, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Methodology Part 2: An Introduction

Shannon Bennett, Student with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies 

                                                             Shelves Of Files by Stuart…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on December 5, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Strategic Planning for Your Genealogy Business

Once you set up your small business it is not enough to simply sit back and wait for clients to come to you. In order to keep the business viable and successful, you must focus your attention on its overall operation and growth. This is where a Business Plan can help.…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on December 2, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Finishing up Methodology Part 1

Shannon Bennett, Student with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

I came to the world of genealogy just over three years ago. That is not to say that I was not interested for years before that, but that is when the stars finally aligned and lead me to this path. My little girl dream of participating in the “grown-up” world of family storytelling (aka genealogy) had come true.…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 29, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Congratulations!!!

Please join us in a round of applause to CONGRATULATE our newest graduates. …

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 26, 2018 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Growing Your Genealogy Business

When, why, and how to grow your genealogy business are important questions to tackle. These questions may always be in the back of your mind, but unless you formally address them periodically, you may never take the necessary actions, or you may find your business growing in a way you do not like or are not prepared for. Some small business owners are content, and rightly so, with the size of their business, which suits them perfectly. Growing your business is not a requirement.…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 26, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Who's the Informant?

Once we verify the type of source we are looking at we need to evaluate the information found in that source. Then, after all of the information, we have obtained from our sources has been evaluated and analyzed, it becomes evidence to help answer a research question.

According to the Evidence Analysis Process Map, information is based on the informant’s knowledge of the event and whether that knowledge is primary, secondary, or undetermined.…

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Added by Angela Rodesky on November 20, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

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

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

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