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We need your HELP with this study group session - PROOF STATEMENTS. Please submit the link to your blog or Google doc that is what author Thomas W. Jones calls "a data item or sentence in the boarder context."  So, I'd imagine this would include a document, and a single item with a sentence describing the event in the ancestor's life.

If you need help, re-read Chapter 7 Mastering Genealogical Proof and view the chapter 7 videos from the three MGP Study Groups:

MGP Study Group 1 (US focused) videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYw5glhWOY-1JcW931SnMuMv

MGP Study Group 2 (UK focused) videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYwz4j9fDArMTF2PC5idg0RM

MGP1 Study Group Copyright Guidelines
http://youtu.be/uFpET_NWFeU?list=PLR41jOFxoDYw5glhWOY-1JcW931SnMuMv

SYLLABUS

Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof  (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013). [Book available from the publisher at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/mastering_genealogical_proof , also available in Kindle format through Amazon.com]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDXPlctD3RU
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+Billy Wallace  - what do you see as the mistake? Her place of birth is definitely incorrect (based on her Immigration Record, and her Baptismal Record). Her place of marriage is incorrect! On her burial record her name is Ellen, and her age is incorrect. I have always taken Death Certificates with a grain of salt, as it is not the actual person giving the information, and the person giving the information may be quite emotionally stressed out and confused. 
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New StoryCorps App for Recording an Interview with a Family Member. Thanks NGS for Sharing this
 
New StoryCorps App -- Your "story" could end up archived with the Library of Congress
StoryCorps has released an app.  You can read more about it here . The StoryCorps app—a free mobile application—seamlessly walks users through an interview by providing all the necessary tools for a wonderful experience. You will receive help preparing ques...
The StoryCorps app—a free mobile application—seamlessly walks users through an interview by providing all the necessary tools for a wonderful experience. You will receive help preparing questions, finding the right environment for your conversation, recording a high-quality interview on your ...
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Our genea-friends down under are carrying on with the fine tradition of blogger beads. YAY! 😊
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The beads seemed to be everywhere today +Jill Ball !
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Pat Richley-Erickson
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Hangouts - How to  - 
 
Thanks for spotting this, +Russ Worthington​. 😊
 
How NOT to look ugly on a webcam

Aside from the Enhanced Features  that Google added to Hangouts onAir, here are additional tips to pay attention to if you want to look great on camera.

Pay extra attention to your environment (background) and the fact that you need to be wired in.

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Via http://mixergy.com/infographic-webcam-settings/ H/T +Liz Lockard Marketing Consulting 
#howtohangout   #lookgoodonvideo   #hangouttips   #hangouttraining  
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This is only necessary if you plan to change from VIEWing to JOINing the panel.  :)
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DearMYRTLE
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HERE is where all may VIEW and COMMENT on WACKY WEDNESDAY - HeritageQuest Online.  Let's see which of DearMYRTLE's very distant cousins will demonstrate the site live. WHEN:
9pm Eastern (New York)
8pm Central (Chicago)
7pm Mountain (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific (Los Angeles)
UTC-7 hours

If you need a time zone converter, this is the one Ol' Myrt uses:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x4fTOTyy30
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+Russ Worthington I have a Library card to sign in. I just didn't see a sign in link. I went to my library web site and signed in from there. In the past I just had to go the Heritage Quest and enter my login info.
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hi  i need a we bit of help i am cleaning up the sources and will endeavor to do the templates  that would hopefully be simple and to the point
Ceylon Dutch Burghers and beyo    is my ancestry.com tree if you like to have a look

thanxx laura
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Your genealogy management program has templates for hundreds of documents you are likely to encounter in your research. 
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+Cousin Russ and Ol' Myrt here are sponsoring the NGS 2015 "Blogger Beads." We need you to register TODAY, so we know how many to order.
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DearMYRTLE
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NOTE DATE CORRECTION THIS is where all may VIEW and COMMENT before, during and after the BEGINNING GENEALOGY STUDY GROUP - 25 Mar 2015 session.

WHEN
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter, here's one DearMYRTLE recommends:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
An empowering 20-week genealogy class, using online syllabus materials, with sample documents from each record group discussed.

GOAL
Participants will review beginning research strategies including identifying what is known, deciding what to learn, selecting records to search, obtaining and searching the records, evaluating and using the information. Considerable effort will be made to provide screen shares of each record type. Although the focus is general United States research, these research principles and use of the FamilySearch Wiki can be applied to over ancestral studies in over 120 additional countries throughout the world, with additional regional (state, county, town, parish) wiki entries.

SYLLABUS

    FamilySearch Wiki, Principles of Family History Research, FamilySearch (http://www.FamilySearch.org : Accessed 2 Jan 2015).
    FamilySearch Wiki, United States, FamilySearch (http:www.FamilySearch.org: Accessed 2 Jan 2015).
    FamilySearch Wiki, United States Records Selection Table, FamilySearch (http:www.FamilySearch.org: Accessed 2 Jan 2015).

07 Jan 2015
14 Jan 2015
21 Jan 2015
28 Jan 2015
4 Feb 2015
(Break for 2015 FGS/RootsTech combined conferences)
18 Feb 2016
25 Feb 2015
04 Mar 2015
11Mar 2015
18 Mar 2015
25 Mar 2015
1 Apr 2015 (April Fools' Day, really!) :)
08 Apr 2015
(Break for 2015 NERGC)
22 Apr 2015
29 Apr 2015
06 May 2015
(Break for 2015 NGS Conference)
20 May 2015
27 May 2015
03 June 2015
10 June 2015


WHERE
Post COMMENTS before, during and after each Study Group Hangout on Air here:
http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext

We are using Google+ Hangouts on Air for this study group, just as we use for Mondays with Myrt. We open the "green room" 15 minutes early if you'd like to test out your microphone and webcam. Consider JOINing the panel when we "scramble" to mix up the conversation a bit.

HOW
For this Beginning Genealogy Study Group, it isn't necessary to JOIN "the filmstrip panel" to participate. Some people are shy about appearing there, especially when just starting out. However, do post your comments or questions as mentioned above.

So turn up those computer speakers, and head on over to VIEW the live sessions, post COMMENTS before, during and after each session here: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext

ARCHIVED SESSIONS
If you miss a session, no worries! All Beginning Genealogy Study Group sessions will be archived in DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel, as well as in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ in the left, under "Hangouts - previous."
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Society for the Relief of Half-Orphan and Destitute Children Records, 1836-1923 [Bulk Dates: 1853-1922] 
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/archival/collections/ldpd_4079808/

A link to Columbia University's Archive record on half orphans (Mainly New York & New York State
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Russ Worthington
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Mastering Gen. Proof  - 
 
Source Hint: What am I really looking at and where did I get it? A Hairsplitting QuickTip from evidenceexplained.com.
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DearMYRTLE
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I think it meant to say that Amazon are going after their "market" rather than their actual "product". Seems cloud storage is here to stay, but there's still a lot to sort out in terms of who owns the content (esp. if shared) and what happens when the data is "orphaned" (e.g. creators die)..

My person opinion is that cloud storage is a good backup method (incl. synchronising with multiple machines you may have), but an unorganised collection of photos and videos, etc., isn't going to satisfy users for long. That idea is crying out to be fronted by a new kind of Web site, and so relegating the cloud storage to simply that: the backing storage for a customisable Web-site interface to your content.

...IMHO, of course!
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Naw. Those online trees don't have duplicates. They are perfect. ✅
 
Possible Duplicates Exist -- Warnings from FamilySearch Family Tree
This is a screenshot of the warning from the FamilySearch.org Family Tree that accompanies a "Green Arrow." There are no obvious duplicates, but a search on this entry showed the following information for the wife: The issue is that there is, in fact, a dup...
This is a screenshot of the warning from the FamilySearch.org Family Tree that accompanies a "Green Arrow." There are no obvious duplicates, but a search on this entry showed the following information for the wife: The issu...
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Diane Hewson

DearMYRTLE's Blog  - 
 
 
Wisdom Wednesday - Expanding your Ancestor's Timeline
Near the end of last year I posted on the Worldwide Genealogy - A genealogical Collaboration   a blog on Using Timelines as a Family History Tool .   This article outlined how to set up a timeline in an Excel using all the important dates and events of your...
Near the end of last year I posted on the Worldwide Genealogy - A genealogical Collaboration  a blog on Using Timelines as a Family History Tool.  This article outlined how to set up a timeline in an Excel using all the impor...
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DearMYRTLE
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David Wolfe reports via Facebook that Ol' Myrt's very distant cousin Bon Jovi is using the same "pay what you want" scenario +Cousin Russ  and I have adopted of late. A deeper look into Soul Kitchen reveals the restaurant celebrated it's 3rd year in October 2014. They grow some of their own food and also permit folks to volunteer in exchange for their meals. Awesome out of the box thinking, wouldn't you say?

Thanks to +Dave Robison for spotting this.

SOUL KITCHEN: http://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org/en

SOURCE: David Wolfe's original FB post: https://www.facebook.com/DavidAvocadoWolfe/photos/a.10150364951666512.342374.102515706511/10152632042251512/?type=1&permPage=1
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Russ Worthington
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Item to add to your GenLaw Study Group resource list. Look at all of the great resources from +Judy G. Russell 
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DearMYRTLE
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DearREADERS, Well, it looks like the National Genealogical Society is jumping ahead of RootsTech through the use of innovative conference technology. Click HERE to see the new interactive map of the #NGS2015 Exhibit Hall, shown in the screen shot below. In the live version, labels with names for ...
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+Cousin Russ and Ol' Myrt here are sponsoring the NGS 2015 "Blogger Beads." We need you to register TODAY, so we know how many to order.
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DearREADERS, Ol' Myrt here and +Cousin Russ are asking for your help as we debut The Written Conclusion Study Group this coming Friday. Throughout this 4-week series, we need sample written conclusions to dissect. We are using Dr. Thomas W. Jones' Mastering Genealogical Proof, Chapter 7 "The ...
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I'm looking forward to this! I'll be participating from the Community. Thank you SO much +DearMYRTLE and +Cousin Russ for putting together such a valued topic!  :)  By the way, my most dearest BFF (Marcia Allin) will be posting a request to join the community so she can do The Written Conclusion with me.  :) 
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Someone has to pay the piper. As online classrooms proliferate, we cannot depend on big-name genealogy websites to provide the service without bias or cost.
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