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Course 11     Genealogy Software and Electronic Archives
Ken Macomber, Coordinator

Schedule 8:30-9:45 10:15-11:30 1:00-2:15 2:45-4:00
Monday
June 11
Overview of Genealogical Software

Macomber
Internet Research Techniques and Resources

Giroux
Tutorial & Lab Research using the Internet

Giroux and Clunies
Tutorial & Lab Research using the Internet

Giroux and Clunies
Tuesday
June 12
Menu Navigation and Data Entry Techniques

Clunies
Using Master Lists, Templates, & Sentence Structures

Macomber
Import, Export, and Multimedia Features

Clunies
Report Focus Groups and Filtering

Macomber
Wednesday
June 13
Creating Reports, Charts, and Books

Clunies
Editing Reports for Publication

Giroux
Student Project on Creating Reports and Charts

Clunies
Student Project on Creating Reports and Charts

Clunies
Thursday
June 14
Creating Your Family History Web Site

Macomber
Customizing, Loading and Maintaining Your Web Pages

Giroux
Student Project on Creating a Family History Web Site

Macomber & Giroux
Student Project on Creating a Family History Web Site

Macomber & Giroux
  8:00-9:15 9:45-11:00 11:00-12:00  
Friday
June 15
Automating Research Logs, Form Letters, Multimedia

Giroux
Specialty Tools in Genealogical Computing

Macomber
Summation and Critique

Macomber

Have a safe trip home

Course Overview:

The course will enable students to productively use genealogical software and electronic archives on the Internet. Students will use the Internet and one popular product such as The Master Genealogist (TMG) to learn electronic research and data management techniques. Students will learn standards and guidelines for entering, maintaining, and reporting genealogical information. The instruction will include lectures, tutorials, student case studies, and free time for electronic archive research. Tutorials will include an instructional "walk through" of software features by the instructor with student hands-on participation at their workstation. Lab sessions will include individual work on student projects using a sample database.

Textbooks:

Students are expected to own and bring a user's license number for The Master Genealogist (TMG) Version 6.0 or higher. This is a product from Whollygenes (www.Whollygenes.com)

Prerequisites

  1. Students must be skilled in using Microsoft Windows basic features, Microsoft Internet Explorer (Version 6 or higher), and Microsoft Word.
  2. Knowledge of basic genealogical data and research methods
  3. Students must have experience in using a major genealogical software program such as Family Tree Maker, Legacy, PAF, The Master Genealogist (TMG), or similar program.