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Course 2   Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies -- CLOSED
Lloyd Bockstruck, Coordinator

Schedule 8:30-9:45 10:15-11:30 1:00-2:15 2:45-4:00
Monday
June 11
Introduction to Genealogy II

Bockstruck
Pitfalls in Genealogical Research

Bockstruck
Newspapers as a Research Source

Colletta
Advanced Bibliography

Bockstruck
Tuesday
June 13
Court Records
(Session 1)

C. Rose
Court Records
(Session 2)

C. Rose
Military and Pension Records
(Session 1)

Bockstruck
Military and Pension Records
(Session 2)

Bockstruck
Wednesday
June 14
Analysis and Correlation of Information

C. Rose
Federal Land Records

Bettag
Passenger Arrival Records

Colletta
Naturalization Records

Colletta
Thursday
June 15
Lineage Societies

Bockstruck
Westward Expansion
(Session 1)

Bockstruck
Westward Expansion
(Session 2)

Bockstruck
Guides to Manuscript Collections

Bell
  8:00-9:15 9:45-11:00 11:00-12:00  
Friday
June 17
Onomatology

Bockstruck
Church Records

Bockstruck
Summation and Distribution of Certificates

Bockstruck

Have a safe trip home

Course Overview

Explores naturalization and immigration research, court, military, pension and church records.

College credit available upon request.

Textbook

No Textbook.

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