Monthly Archives: May 2006

5. Learning and Practicing the Genealogical Proof Standard

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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

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The 150th Posting on Genealogy Education

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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.

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4. Learning and Practicing the Genealogical Proof Standard

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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)

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Another Free TeleClass for Busy the Genealogy Entrepreneur

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Just spotted another interesting teleclass for those juggling a variety of activities to create a genealogy business. "Prioritizing Your Target Market Niches" hosted by Cheryl Downing. Tuition: $0.00 ( just the kind I can afford) It's scheduled for 16 May 2006 at 5:00 PM and repeated at 6:00 PM. According to the blurb in the first years of our

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3. Learning and Practicing the Genealogical Proof Standard

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Now your students have memorized the Genealogical proof Standard we need to help them understand just what it means. The first principle is. "We conduct a reasonably exhaustive search in reliable sources" for all pertinant information.

How are you going to teach your students that a"reasonably exhaustive search" does not mean the research until they are tired?

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Prime the Pump: A Message from the late Walter Brennan

 Walter Brennan cannot sing. It's doubtful he ever could. Of this you can be sure. He's passed on to the great beyond where cowboys and actors go. But he did try to sing in his own gravelly voice way, "You've got to prime the pump. you must have faith and believe. you've got to give of yourself, before you are ready to receive. There is a lesson here for those of us who are genealogy educators.

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2. Learning and Practicing the Genealogical Proof Standard

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Years ago and far away on the green isles of New Zealand I was mentoring people who were making some serious life changes. The program included several sessions where it was critical that precise information was given in a precise sequence. So I memorized the presentation word perfect. That was in 1969. Parts of that come back to me even today. How the does this relate to the GPS? Read on and I'll explain.

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