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Monday, November 22, 2010

SLIG--Advanced Methodology

Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA will join us in presenting and Advanced Methodology course. Claire Bettag, CG, CGL; Rick Sayre, CG, CGL; and John Colletta, PhD., FUGA will join him as instructors.

Participants will develop genealogical research, analysis, correlation and compilation skills. Hands-on activities drawn from original sources will enhance this learning. Examples will be drawn from American States and colonies and European countries. Before the course begins, participants will complete two pre-course reading assignments. Three in course homework assignments will be optional.

Courses will include:
  • Developing an Evidence Orientation

  • Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses; Planning an Exhaustive Search

  • Transcribing, Abstracting, Extracting, Quoting, and Documenting Sources

  • Archival Research

  • Census, Census-Substitute, and Name-List Strategies: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation

  • Military and Pension Records Stategies: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation

  • Tax Roll Strategies: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation

  • Federal Research: Government Documents

  • Rural and Urban Map Strategies: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation

  • Locsl Land Records: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation

  • Probate Strategies: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation

  • Bringing Law to Bear on Complex Genealogical Problems

  • Special ProblemsI: Finding Immigrant and Migrant Origins

  • Special Problems II: Idnetifying Female Ancestors

  • Special Problems III: Identifying Landless, Enslaved, Peasant, and Other Impoverished Ancestors

  • Resolving Conflicting Evidence

  • Correlating Sources, Information, and Evidence to Solve Genealolgical Problems

  • Federal Land Records: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation

  • Writing Genealogy

  • Continued Advancement

Unfortunately this class is full for this year. Please contact the registrar at sligregistrar@infouga.org to be placed on a waiting list.

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