Course Two — Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies

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  • Course Two — Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies
    July 21, 2019 - July 26, 2019
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

[Registration begins 12:30 pm ET – 08 March 2019 / Maximum: 30 students]

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Course Coordinator

Angela Packer McGhie, CG

Description

This course is designed to help intermediate genealogists expand their knowledge of genealogical records and techniques. Instruction includes an exploration of a variety of genealogical sources including land, military, immigration, 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.

Recommended Textbooks

  • Board for Certification of Genealogists. Genealogy Standards. Nashville, Tenn.: Ancestry.com, 2014.
  • 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

Monday
8:00 –  8:30Class Introductions (McGhie)
8:30 – 9:45Research Methods I (McGhie)
9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30Research Methods II (McGhie)
11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:15Cluster Research (Abbott)
2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:00Advanced Census Research (McGhie)
4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:30Practical Exercises and Homework (McGhie)
 
Tuesday

 

8:00 –  8:30Homework Review (McGhie)
8:30 – 9:45They Came in Ships: Passenger Arrival Records (Colletta)
9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30They Became Americans: Naturalization Records (Colletta)
11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:15Researching in Federal Land Records (McGhie)
2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:00Researching in State and Local Land Records (K. Powell)
4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:30Using and Interpreting Tax Records (McGhie)
 
Wednesday

 

8:30 – 9:45Keys to Using Manuscript Collections, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library (K. Powell)
9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30Working with Manuscripts, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library (K. Powell and McGhie)
11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:15Research and Strategies in Military Records, Part 1 (Strauss)
2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:00Research and Strategies in Military Records, Part 2 (Strauss)
4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:30Locating Historic Newspapers (McGhie)
 
Thursday

 

8:00 –  8:30Homework Review (McGhie)
8:30 – 9:45With or Without a Will: The Probate Process (Russell)
9:45 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:30Order in the Court: Using Court Records (Russell)
11:30 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 2:15Using Genealogical Evidence (T. Jones)
2:15 – 2:45Break
2:45 – 4:00Using DNA Test Results as Evidence (Stanbary)
4:00 – 4:15Break
4:15 – 5:30Practical Exercises (McGhie)
 
Friday

 

8:00 –  9:15Testing a Case Against the GPS (McGhie)
9:15 – 9:30Break
9:30 – 10:45Techniques Toolbox (McGhie)
10:45 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 12:00Summation and Certificates (McGhie)

 

Course Faculty

Angela Packer McGhie, CG

Deborah A. Abbott, PhD

John Philip Colletta, PhD

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

Kimberly T. Powell

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Karen Stanbary, MA, CG

Michael L. Strauss, AG

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