George G. Morgan of Aha! Seminars was one of the first of my friends I ran into at the Ontario Genealogical Society Seminar last week. George has been offering some on-line courses on MyFamily.com and informed me that MyFamily.com was getting out of the on-line courses this summer. George is looking into hosting his own on-line courses at Aha! Seminars. The loss of these courses at MyFamily.com will be a disappointment to those looking for training at the $29.95 level. But check out George's website and watch for more news on his courses or to check out his speaking schedule. George is a talented and entertaining genealogy educator who attracts loyal fans. Here was George from Florida, speaking in Canada, and in his audience was an elderly gentleman from Houston, Texas, who brought his daughter along to hear George. Admittedly George has an interesting sense of humor.
Just got back fron OnGS in Oshawa. It was a wonderful conference with about 500 attendees lots of great spekers, and a busy vendors area. Besides Yours Truly, there were many great speakers on the program, including some colleagues from the Continue reading
The problem with a website for advertising your services as a genealogy lecturer,teacher or event promoter is that websites like posters on laundromat walls, are passively waiting for people to come to it and even then, the visitor is unknown to you.
What is needed is a way to capture names, and contact information for followup. One way might be to have a way for the visitor to obtain free information by registering for it. Sandy Dumont who delivers professional seminars was quoted recently on SpeakerNetNews,
I read something recently on SpeakerNetNews.com that suggested that events create a controlled-marketing environment that drives sales. I find this very interesting. And it got me thinking about a conversation I had one evening at a regional genealogy conference with Ryan Taylor and Dave Obee, both authors and lecturers.
Still thinking about doing audio lectures or teleclasses in your genealogy market? I am. So I was interested in this tidbit of information I found in the 19 May issue of SpeakerNet News Apparently, an outfit called Freeconferencecall.com offers a basic no-fee conference call service!
We continue today with another key part of the Genealogical Proof Standard, "we resolve any conflicts caused by items of evidence that contradict each other or are contrary to a proposed (hypothetical) solution to the question".
Here are some cases a class might study.
There's an interesting little book I just learned about called “Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms”
Now its true that I could not distinguish a "wiki" or "wikis" from a tuberous begonia, I am curious, so I may just order it and see what I can learn. MY informant claims its a very practical book. Take a look.
While the good genealogist does that reasonably exhaustive search in reliable sources, noting full and accurate source citations, he begins the analysis and correlation of the information collected to assess its quality as evidence. There are numerous ways to teach this I suppose, but I prefer to approach this stage by asking my students to study
Here it is, the 150th posting. We began 27 December and in less than 5 months, we've had a lot of fun, reached a lot of people, (about 75 readers per day) and hopefully stimulated your thinking about genealogical education with our almost daily postings.
I'd like to say thanks to my readers.
I've been struggling over a lecture I'm giving in Oshawa at the Ontario Genealogical Society annual Seminar next week. My topic, Essentials of Documentation for Genealogists addresses the second part of the Genealogical Proof Standard, "We collect and include in our compilation a complete, accurate citation to the source or sources of each item of information we use" ( BCG Standards Manual (Orem, UT: Ancestry, 2000) page 1)