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Course Two — Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies

Course Coordinator

Angela Packer McGhie, CG

Registration time is Eastern time zone

Description

This course will help intermediate genealogists expand their knowledge of genealogical records and techniques. Instruction will include an exploration of a wide variety of genealogical sources including land, military, immigration, church, probate and court records. It will also highlight the use of DNA in genealogical research and provide practical exercises in evaluating genealogical evidence.

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

Prerequisites

Completion of IGHR Course One on "Methods and Sources" or equivalent experience and education in genealogy. This course is designed for students who have experience researching in a wide variety of genealogical records both online and onsite in libraries, courthouses and archives. This course will build upon the sources and skills covered in Course One.

Recommended Textbooks

  • Jones, Thomas W. Mastering Genealogical Proof. Arlington, Virginia: The National Genealogical Society, 2013.
  • Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. 4th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2017.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. 3rd ed. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2015.

Course Schedule

Sunday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Course Introduction (McGhie)
  8:30 – 9:45 Using the Genealogical Proof Standard (McGhie)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Hands On: Analyzing Documents (McGhie)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Cluster Research (Abbott)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Advanced Census Research (McGhie)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:15 Practical Exercises and Homework (McGhie)

Monday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Homework Review (McGhie)
  8:30 – 9:45 They Came in Ships: Passenger Arrival Records (Colletta)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 They Became Americans: Naturalization Records (Colletta)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Researching in Church Records, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library (McDonald)
  2:15 – 2:30 Break
  2:30 – 3:45 Keys to Using Manuscript Collections, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library (K. Powell)
  3:45 – 5:00 Hands On: Working with Manuscripts, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library (K. Powell and McGhie)

Tuesday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Homework Review (McGhie)
  8:30 – 9:45 Testing a Case Using the GPS (McGhie)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Using Genealogical Evidence (T. Jones)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Research and Strategies in Military Records, Part 1 (Strauss)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Research and Strategies in Military Records, Part 2 (Strauss)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:15 Locating Historic Newspapers (McGhie)

Wednesday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Homework Review (McGhie)
  8:30 – 9:45 With or Without a Will: The Probate Process (Russell)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Order in the Court: Using Court Records (Russell)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Researching in State and Local Land Records (K. Powell)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Researching in Federal Land Records (McGhie)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:15  Using and Interpreting Tax Records (McGhie)

Thursday

 
  8:00 – 9:15 Using DNA to Complement Genealogical Records (Hobbs)
  9:15 – 9:30 Break
  9:30 – 10:45 Techniques Toolbox (McGhie)
  10:45 – 11:00 Break
  11:00 – 12:00 Summation and Certificates (McGhie)
     

Course Faculty

Event Details

Event Begins 02-Jun-2018 9:00 am
Event Ends 07-Jun-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Begins 13-Jan-2018 10:30 am
Registration Ends 06-May-2018 11:55 pm
Remaining Seats 2
Price $600.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
$600.00 2

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