Education

Teaching Adult Learners

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...

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Summertime, and It’s Time to Travel!

It’s summer, and I’m on the road again. So far this summer I’ve attended my second season at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh at La Roche College in Pittsburgh’s North Hills. This time I was a student in Law School for Genealogists, led by Judy G. Russell, JD,...

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It’s Conference Time!

This evening is the opening of the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s TechTrek Conference, featuring Thomas MacEntee. I have been working on the planning team since last fall. We had a wonderful group from the three co-sponsoring societies–the Minnesota Genealogical Society, the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, and the Pommern Regional Group...

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GRIP 2013 Day 3

Day 3 began early. In my experience, Wednesday is the hardest day of an institute. The adrenaline of starting has largely burned off, leaving fatigue in its wake. It was a good day in Bridging the Gap, though. Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, led off with a presentation called Military Resources:...

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GRIP 2013 Days 1 and 2

Long, busy days, good food, new friends: Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Monday morning classes started in my course, Bridging the 1780-1840 Gap: from New England to the Midwest. Our course coordinator, D. Joshua Taylor, arrived in the nick of time from filming Genealogy Roadshow on the West Coast...

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