Course Two – Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies

UpcomingCourse Two – Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies

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    Course Two $545.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
    March 6, 2021
  • Course Two
    July 25, 2021 - July 30, 2021
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm


Course Two — Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies

Registration opens Saturday, 6 March 2021 at 11:30am ET

[Maximum: 30 students]

Course Coordinator

Debra A. Hoffman, PLCGS

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.                                                               

Prerequisites, textbooks, and other student information

Prerequisites: Completion of IGHR Course One — 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.

Course requirements: Students should have access to conduct online research through their own devices as research may be required to complete optional exercises provided outside of the classroom.

Required textbooks: None.

Recommended textbooks:
Board for Certification of Genealogists. Genealogy Standards. 2nd ed. Nashville, Tenn.: Ancestry.com, 2019.

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
10:30 – 11:00 Orientation (Hoffman)
11:00 – 12:15 Research Methods I (Hoffman)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Research Methods II (Hoffman)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Advanced Census Research (Hoffman)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Using the Cluster Method in Your Genealogy Research (Abbott)
 
Tuesday
10:30 – 11:00 Homework Review (Hoffman)
11:00 – 12:15 Keys to Using Manuscript Collections (K. Powell)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Hands-on Working with Manuscripts (K. Powell)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Researching in Federal Land Records (McGhie)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Researching in State & Local Land Records (K. Powell)
 
Wednesday
10:30 – 11:00 Practical Exercises (Hoffman)
11:00 – 12:15 Religious Records: Denominations & Methodology (Hoffman)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Overview of US Immigration & Naturalization Records (Venezia)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Research & Strategies in Military Records, Part I (Strauss)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Research & Strategies in Military Records, Part II (Strauss)
 
Thursday
10:30 – 11:00 Homework Review (Hoffman)
11:00 – 12:15 With or Without A Will: The Probate Process (Russell)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Order in the Court: Using Court Records (Russell)
1:45 – 2:45 Lunch
2:45 – 4:00 Using Genealogical Evidence (T. Jones)
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:30 Using DNA Test Results as Evidence (Stanbary)
 
Friday
10:30 – 11:45 Testing a Case Against the GPS (Hoffman)
11:45 –12:00 Break
12:00 – 1:15 Techniques Toolbox (Hoffman)
1:15 – 1:30 Break
1:30 – 2:30 Summation & Certificates (Hoffman)

 

Course Faculty

Debra A. Hoffman, PLCGS, Course Coordinator
Deborah A. Abbott, PhD
Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Angela Packer McGhie, CG®, FUGA
Kimberly T. Powell
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGLSM
Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG®, BCG Trustee
Michael L. Strauss, AG®
Rich Venezia

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