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Course 2 Schedule

Hoyt and John Walter Kelley, circa WWII Course 2:
Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies



This course will help intermediate genealogists expand their knowledge of genealogical records and techniques. Instruction will include an exploration of a wide variety of genealogical records; the use of technology including advanced search techniques and DNA; and guidelines for evaluating genealogical evidence.


Faculty:


Textbooks: Recommended (not required):
  • Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000.
  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis & Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. Ancestry, 2006.
  • Jones, Thomas W. Mastering Genealogical Proof. Arlington, Virginia: The National Genealogical Society, 2013.



What's an "Intermediate"? Or should I take Course 1 or Course 2?
  1. An intermediate is familiar with at least one basic how-to guide, i.e., Morgan's How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy, Porter and Crow's Online Roots, or Renick's Genealogy 101.
  2. An intermediate has mastered basic record keeping skills: can properly complete a pedigree and family group sheet, and research log; can maintain and organize the genealogical data they have collected; knows a numbering system; and knows how to link entries to properly cited sources.
  3. An intermediate has researched in at least one line, four generations, including themselves, or back to 1880, using all records described in IGHR-Course I and citing them properly.
  4. An intermediate has conducted 20 or more hours research in a genealogical or historical library AND 20 or more hours research at The Family History Library or a Center. An intermediate has conducted 20 or more hours research in a courthouse.
  5. An intermediate has written an appropriate letter of inquiry or placed a coherent query online or in a periodical.
  6. An intermediate has properly abstracted and cited an original will or deed, and extracted a census entry accurately, and understands the difference between an original and derivative source.
  7. An intermediate has become reasonably proficient in the use of the more common 20th century county sources, i.e., vitals, newspapers, cemeteries, probate, and land records, as well as post-1880 federal censuses.
  8. An intermediate belongs to one or more genealogical societies and is aware of the national-level groups.
Prepared by Sandra H. Luebking

Course Schedule:

Monday
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Introduction and Essential Skills (McGhie)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Have You Really Found Everything Available? Online Research Strategies (Powell)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Advanced Census REsearch (McGhie)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Locating and Using Manuscript Collections (Powell)
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: Assignment of Student Project (McGhie)
Tuesday
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Federal Land Records (McGhie)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Digging Deeper Into Local Land Records (Powell)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Military Strategies Part 1: Pensions (Scott)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Military Strategies Part 2: CMSRs and Bounty Land (Scott)
Wednesday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Read All About Your Ancestors in Historic Newspapers (McGhie)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Beyond Certificates: Alternative Sources for B/M/D (McGhie)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:150 a.m.: Using Genealogical Evidence (Jones)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: They Came in Ships: Passenger Arrival Records (Colletta)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: They Became Americans: Naturalization Records (Colletta)
Thursday
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Mining Tax Rolls: More than Property Lists (Wayne)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Directory Assistance: Using City and Other Directories (Wayne)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Order in the Court: Using Court Records in Genealogical Research (Russell)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: The Records of Death: What Probate Records Add to Genealogy (Russell)
Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: DNA and Genetic Genealogy (Wayne)
  • 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Techniques Toolbox (McGhie)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.: Report on Student Projects/Summation and Certificates (McGhie)


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