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17 February 2013

Organizing Genealogical Information: A Short Course-February/March 2013


Organizing Genealogical Information:
A Short Course
With Michael John Neill
Monday-Wednesday nights
(scroll down for specific schedule)
Organizing information is an important part of genealogical research—perhaps more important than the actual research. This short course (only 4 sessions) is intended to provide the students with exposure to a variety of ways to organize information with an emphasis on problem-solving. The course will consist of four lectures (topics and schedule below), problem assignments, virtual follow-up discussions, group discussion board interaction, and student submission of work (optional). There is no assigned grade—you get from this what you put into it. Students will also be able to share their work and ideas with other students.

Citation of sources is important, but lectures will not focus on citation theory.

Course registration is only $30 for this trial run of the course. Class size is limited to 30 to encourage group interaction (and pay for our Gotomeeting subscription). Attendees will need to register by 8 AM Central Time on 23 February 2013. Class starts on 25 February 2013. If you registered for a previous session and were not able to actively participate--email me to be put in this series at no charge.

  • Assignment/Study 1Charts, Charts, and More Charts (we will discuss a variety of charts and table to organize your information and your searches—all students work on same problem
  • Assignment/Study 24 Step Research Process (we will discuss a four-step process to research organization)—pick your own problem
  • Assignment/Study 3Constructing Families from pre-1850 Census (discuss of how to ascertain family structure from pre-1850 US census records)---all work on same problem
  • Assignment/Study 4Problem Solving Chart (problem-solving techniques not discussed in previous lectures)– pick your own problem
Register via this link.

Lectures will be recorded for those who are unable to attend or have audio/video issues.

Lectures and discussions will be via GotoMeeting.

  
Schedule


February 2013
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
12
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17181920212223
2425
Lecture-7:00 PM Central
2627-Discussion 7 PM  Central28







March 2013
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
12
34
Lecture-7:00 PM Centra
56
Discussion 7 PM  Central
789
1011
Lecture-7:00 PM Centra
1213
Discussion 7 PM  Central
141516
1718
Lecture-7:00 PM Centra
1920
Discussion 7 PM  Central
21222

Register via this link.