Monthly Archives for January, 2012



Working with DAR Applicants

Posted on: January 30th, 2012 by
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Last week, in my capacity as Education Chair for the Minnesota Genealogical Society, I had the opportunity to work with prospective members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In partnership with the Minnesota State Society DAR, MGS offered a three-hour workshop to support women preparing DAR applications. Despite a freezing drizzle, over thirty prospective members attended. MNSSDAR provided volunteers experienced in Continue reading the story "Working with DAR Applicants"

Samford IGHR–English Ancestors

Posted on: January 17th, 2012 by
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I just completed my registration for Samford University's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Studies in June 2012! This will be my third year at Samford. In my first year, I took Elizabeth Mills' wonderful Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis course (known as Course 4). My second year, I took Tom Jones' Writing and Publishing for Genealogists (Course 5), another great course. This year, I'm taking Continue reading the story "Samford IGHR–English Ancestors"

Methodology: History versus Genealogy

Posted on: January 6th, 2012 by
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A long time ago, I wrote a doctoral dissertation in history--never worked in the historical field after completing my degree, but completed it none the less. How is a historian's methodology different from a genealogist's? As a case study, I decided to analyze how I would have written my history dissertation differently had I been using genealogical methodology. The subject of my dissertation was William Gilbert Continue reading the story "Methodology: History versus Genealogy"