Monthly Archives for October, 2015



Teaching Adult Learners

Posted on: October 29th, 2015 by
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The majority of us who teach family history research are teaching adults. Adult learners are a special, highly diverse group. There is a huge amount of research and information about characteristics of adult learners available--a Google search today for the phrase "adult learners" brought up 11.9 million results! A second search for "teaching adults" had 443,000 results. It's a great idea, especially for those of us Continue reading the story "Teaching Adult Learners"

Reading the Newspapers

Posted on: October 13th, 2015 by
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I'm currently working on a research problem where the answers are not jumping forward. The goal is to identify the father of a female ancestor who lived from about 1820 to 1890. The records of the research subject, her husband, and her children don't identify her father, but I have several candidates. I've got the basics