Education and Development

  • NGS 2018 Family History Conference

    by National Genealogical Society (NGS)

    My Conference Badge & Syllabus

    The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) is Your Friend, Not Your Enemy
    David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA
    Learn how to apply the Genealogical Proof Standard in your research. Whether for yourself or clients, this is the cornerstone of your foundational skills.

    New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Luncheon: Genealogical Mis-adventures from New York
    D. Joshua Taylor, MLS
    Not every New York ancestor quest turns out as expected&emdash;it can lead to triumph or tears, laughs or laments, and maybe even some hair-pulling.

    What Do I Really Have Here? Analyzing Sources Effectively
    Ruth Ann Abels Hager, CG, CGL
    When using a source, do you understand it sufficiently to evaluate and analyze it? Help may be hidden in plain sight.

    Using Evidence Creatively: Spotting Clues in Run-of-the-Mill Records
    Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
    Evidence often takes forms we don't expect or recognize. This session uses creative-thinking principles to stimulate genealogical solutions. Case studies use practical but thorny problems

    Society Night
    Meet representatives of local genealogical and historical societies from across Michigan and discover new research sources and publications.

    Getting Your Results is Just the Beginning
    Jim Brewster
    Now that you have your DNA results, what should you do with them? We will cover the tools and genetic reports offered by Family Tree DNA.

    The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad
    Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
    Genealogical standards demand that we discriminate, including good evidence and excluding bad. How do we know and justify using this source but not that one?

  • Workshop - Putting Skills to Work:

    A full day of learning focused on skills needed by any genealogist and advocating established genealogical standards.

    The morning session was “Planning and Executing Reasonably Exhaustive Research, or How to Ensure a Successful Hunt”.
    by Connie Lenzen, CG
    Group practice should make creating a research plan and then executing it, all with genealogy standards, less daunting.

    The afternoon session was “Citing All Kinds of Online Sources.”
    Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
    Through hands-on activities, participants learned the citation implications for each of three kinds of online content and four kinds of source-image pairings.

  • Angela's Certification Discussion Group 2018.1 (Winter)

    The goal of this class is to de-mystify the portfolio process, give examples of successful portfolios (but not perfect) and inform on the techniques & methodologies learned along the way.

    by Angela McGhie and Jill Morelli

    GoToMeeting Mondays at noon, January 8, 15, 29, February 5, 12, 19, & 26

  • American Genealogical Studies: Guide to Documentation and Source Citation and Basics

    Is a course for anyone who wants to understand the principles of citation for common sources such as books, periodicals, and a variety of filmed and digitized records.

    by National Genealogical Society (NGS)

    online course

  • American Genealogical Studies: The Basics

    Is a course designed for anyone just starting out or who wants a quick refresher on genealogical principles.

    by National Genealogical Society (NGS)

    online course

  • Dorot Volume 35, Number 2: "How I Became a Publisher of Genealogies".

    Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (JGS of NY)


  • AVOTAYNU Volume XXVI, Number 2, Summer 2010: "YadPOT: An Aid to Creating Pages of Testimony".