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Study Group Announcements  - 
 
Thanks to an arrangement with ProGen, we are now offering Gen Proof Study Groups through Basecamp. Registration is now open for two groups beginning in April. Please read on for additional information.

Gen Proof Study Group Registration
The Gen Proof study groups are organized to study the book Mastering Genealogical Proof, by Thomas W. Jones. This is an exceptional textbook detailing the application of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). The exercises will help you develop the skills you need to be comfortable applying the GPS to your genealogy work. This study program will consist of small groups of 10-20 members and a mentor who will guide the discussions and answer questions. 
Registration is now open for two groups beginning in April. Please read on. 
Group No. Mentor Name Begin Date Level Format Frequency (weekly or every other)
40 Michele Lewis 6 April Beginner/Intermediate Basecamp
Asynchronous One chapter per week (8 weeks)
41 Brenda Wheeler 17 April Advanced Basecamp
Text chats Friday evenings around 8-9pm Eastern. One chapter per week (8 weeks)

Study Group Platform

Thanks to an arrangement with ProGen, the Gen Proof Study Groups now have the opportunity to use Basecamp as a platform. Basecamp is a project management platform. It is the same platform used for the ProGen Study Groups so some of you are already familiar with it.
There will be no expense involved to participate (other than the cost of the book). Each Gen Proof Study Group has their own private Basecamp group where they can ask and answer questions, submit assignments and examples and discuss the book content and assignments.

The following formats were selected for the study groups:  
• Asynchronous discussion (Group 40)-- The group will not meet at a designated time but have ongoing discussions throughout the week. The mentor will log on each day to answer questions and highlight certain concepts, and participants should check in daily also.
• Text chats (Group 41) – This group will meet on Friday evenings in a chat room for a live chat. Discussions can also take place throughout the week.
• Frequency – Both groups will meet every week for eight weeks. Please be sure you have time to read the chapter and complete all of the exercises (these may take you several hours) BEFORE each of your group discussions. Since these groups cover one chapter per week, it will be very fast paced. So you should plan on studying and participating for about 10-15 hours per week. 
Commitments -- Please take into account any travel plans or large time commitments before registering for a study group. You should plan to fully participate in all of the group discussions and so should wait for a future group if you have a vacation coming up or large projects you are working on. 

Completion Certificates – In order to encourage full participation throughout the course, we are now offering completion certificates to those who fully participate and complete the mentoring program. In order to qualify you must participate in each of the discussions and complete the exercises. In order for the group to be successful we need full participation from each group member.

IF you are prepared to make a commitment to the study group, then please copy and paste the following into a new email (not a reply) to genproofstudy@gmail.com with the subject heading “Registration.”
Placement in discussion groups is on a first come first serve basis.
Gorup mentored by: 
Name:  
City, State:
Preferred Email Address:  

Getting Started
Once you have been assigned to a group you will receive a confirmation email. After your group fills, you will be contacted and given access to the private Basecamp community for your group discussions. 

BEFORE the start date of you group you should do the following:
1. Begin reading Mastering Genealogical Proof. In particular read the preface, chapters 1 and 2.
2. Read the two articles in Appendixes A and B. These articles will require multiple readings in order to absorb the information and do the exercises related to these articles. While the exercises don’t begin until chapter 2, you will need the extra time to digest these articles.
3. If you are not familiar with the short article by William M. Litchman, CG, for learning how to read a National Genealogical Society Quarterly article, you will find his method helpful. The articles in Appendix A and B originally appeared in the NGSQ. The link to the Litchman article is http://www.unm.edu/~litchman/Analysis%20article.htm 

The discussions begin on the date designated. The first week / discussion will begin right off discussing the preface and chapter one. The second week / discussion will cover chapter 2 including the reading and exercises, and will continue with one chapter per week, according the schedule set by the mentor.

Each group will discuss key points in the reading and there will be opportunities to ask questions on the reading material, exercises, and answers to the exercises. Each mentor will highlight points they think are important and guide discussions on the Genealogical Proof Standard and other content in each chapter.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask your mentor, or email Michelle Goodrum at michelle.r.goodrum@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Michelle Goodrum
Gen Proof Study Groups Administrator
Teaching Analysis, Logic, and the Research Process: A Seminar Approach. by Dr. William M. Litchman, C.G.S.M.. A cooperative approach to the teaching of difficult research techniques in genealogical research. Sherlock Holmes, when pursuing his criminals, uses observation; dashes from place to ...
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I re-sent your invitation. Check your email. I also sent you a private email so you can contact me if you still have trouble. 
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I was in the tax class too. Wonderful information. Both lecturers give lots of food for thought. Helped me refocus on a wall I'm working around.
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The research portion of our ski trip to Telluride, Colorado, turned into something altogether different.
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This morning I took the VIP tour of the RootsTech Exhibit Hall before the crowds hit it. This year it's about 30% larger. It'll take some work to get through it all. Waiting for the keynote to begin now.
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Michelle Goodrum
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Study Group Announcements  - 
 
 
Registration is now open for a Gen Proof Study Group beginning March 22nd. If you would like to receive a registration invitation, read on:

Gen Proof Study Group Registration
The Gen Proof study groups are organized to study the book Mastering Genealogical Proof, by Thomas W. Jones. This is an exceptional textbook detailing the application of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). The exercises will help you develop the skills you need to be comfortable applying the GPS to your genealogy work. This study program will consist of small groups of 10-20 members and a mentor who will guide the discussions and answer questions. 
Registration is now open for one beginner/intermediate group beginning March 22nd. 
Group No. Mentor Name Begin Date Level Format Frequency (weekly or every other)
39 Wevonneda Minis 22 March Beginner/Intermediate Asynchronous Google+ with video chat (hangout) option One chapter per week.

Study Group Platform

We use a Google + private community as a platform for this study group so there will be no expense involved to participate (other than the cost of the book). You need a free Google + account. Each Gen Proof Study Group has their own private Google + community where they can ask and answer questions and discuss the book content and assignments.

Wevonneda selected the following format for the study group:  
• Asynchronous discussion board-- The group will not meet at a designated time but have ongoing discussions on a private Google + Community discussion board throughout the week. The mentor will log on each day to answer questions and highlight certain concepts, and participants should check in daily also.
• Frequency – The groups will meet every week for eight weeks. Please be sure you have time to read the chapter and complete all of the exercises (these may take you several hours) BEFORE each of your group discussions. Since these groups cover one chapter per week, it will be very fast paced. So you should plan on studying and participating for about ten hours per week. 
Commitments -- Please take into account any travel plans or large time commitments before registering for a study group. You should plan to fully participate in all of the group discussions and so should wait for a future group if you have a vacation coming up or large projects you are working on. 

Completion Certificates – In order to encourage full participation throughout the course, we are now offering completion certificates to those who fully participate and complete the mentoring program. In order to qualify you must participate in each of the discussions and complete the exercises. In order for the group to be successful we need full participation from each group member.

IF you are prepared to make a commitment to the study group, then please copy and paste the following into a new email (not a reply) to genproofstudy@gmail.com with the subject heading “Registration.”
Placement in discussion groups is on a first come first serve basis.
Group mentored by: 
Name:  
City, State:
Preferred Email Address:  
Google + username (usually an email address):
** The Google + account is necessary for the asynchronous discussion group.

Getting Started
Once you have been assigned to a group you will receive a confirmation email. After your group fills, you will be contacted and given access to the private Google + community for your group discussions. 

BEFORE the start date of you group you should do the following:
1. Begin reading Mastering Genealogical Proof. In particular read the preface, chapters 1 and 2.
2. Read the two articles in Appendixes A and B. These articles will require multiple readings in order to absorb the information and do the exercises related to these articles. While the exercises don’t begin until chapter 2, you will need the extra time to digest these articles.
3. If you are not familiar with the short article by William M. Litchman, CG, for learning how to read a National Genealogical Society Quarterly article, you will find his method helpful. The articles in Appendix A and B originally appeared in the NGSQ. The link to the Litchman article is http://www.unm.edu/~litchman/Analysis%20article.htm 

The discussions begin on the date designated. The first week / discussion will begin right off discussing the preface and chapter one. The second week / discussion will cover chapter 2 including the reading and exercises, and will continue with one chapter per week, according the schedule set by the mentor.

Each group will discuss key points in the reading and there will be opportunities to ask questions on the reading material, exercises, and answers to the exercises. Each mentor will highlight points they think are important and guide discussions on the Genealogical Proof Standard and other content in each chapter.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask your mentor, or email Michelle Goodrum at michelle.r.goodrum@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Michelle Goodrum
Gen Proof Study Groups Administrator
Teaching Analysis, Logic, and the Research Process: A Seminar Approach. by Dr. William M. Litchman, C.G.S.M.. A cooperative approach to the teaching of difficult research techniques in genealogical research. Sherlock Holmes, when pursuing his criminals, uses observation; dashes from place to ...
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What I Learned Saturday at the FGS/RootsTech Conference
T he Federation of Genealogical Societies and RootsTech held
their joint conference last week in Salt Lake City. Saturday, I only attended
two sessions because I had to catch my flight back home. Here are my top three
take-aways from each session. “She Came...
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Glad to be of help Tessa. Don't forget some of the sessions were recorded by Fleetwood Conference recordings.
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What I Learned Friday - 2015 FGS/RootsTech
T he Federation of Genealogical Societies and RootsTech held
their joint conference last week in Salt Lake City. Friday, I attended three
sessions. Here are my top three take-aways from each session. Gentlemen Judges: The
Justices of the Peace – Judy Russel...
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FGS/RootsTech 2015 - What I Learned on Thursday
The Federation of Genealogical Societies and RootsTech held
their joint conference last week in Salt Lake City. That’s four days of doubled
up, non-stop genealogy. It doesn’t get any better than that does it? Thursday,
I attended three sessions. Narrowing e...
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The first of several installments about last week's FGS/Roots Tech conference. I opted to tweet during the conference and blog afterwards. http://theindepthgenealogist.com/fgs-society-day-dna-interest-groups-cece-moore-fgsrootstech-conference/ 
Always an interesting speaker, CeCe Moore presented a DNA Interest Group talk for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Society Day. The acronym is DIG, for DNA Interest Group.
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FGS/RootsTech 2015 - Almost Here!
It's almost here! The FGS/RootsTech conference that is. I'm making my lists and checking them twice. Since I just returned from a week in Salt Lake City for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, I've gained a few new insights. Particularly in the area of fo...
It's almost here! The FGS/RootsTech conference that is. I'm making my lists and checking them twice. Since I just returned from a week in Salt Lake City for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, I've gained a few new insights...
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Some great ideas +Michelle Goodrum  - thanks
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