Analyzing NGSQ articles with MGP Principles Study Group
This is a monthly study group that will examine one National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) journal article per month as posted on the website NGSQ Study Groups. We will study these articles with a focus on principles taught in Mastering Genealogical Proof (MGP) by Tom Jones. We will discuss topics on the genealogy standards, evidence analysis and correlation, writing, citations, and more. The cost is $50 for the year. For this price, you will get a monthly study group session for up to two hours with your peers, led Cyndi Ingle (of Cyndi’s List). You will receive the discussion questions at least two weeks prior to the online meeting. There will also be a private Facebook Group for mid-month discussion. This Facebook group will be limited to study group participants only, no outside noise!
Your commitment is to come prepared to discuss the questions (or simply show up and listen). I believe the benefit you will get out of a class is equal to the effort you put into it.
Please Note: You must have access to these articles either by being a member of NGS or from your local library. You will also need to have a copy of Mastering Genealogical Proof. Due to copyright, I cannot provide copies to you.
We will meet on Mondays at 2:30 pm Central (so make your time zone conversion). The current schedule will be as follows:
The current schedule will be as follows (the articles have not been posted yet but when they do I will update this page):
- Jan 4 – William M. Litchman, PhD, “The Identity of Three-Time Convict Henry F. Neher of California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, and Texas,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 108 (March 2020): 59–68.
- Feb 1 – LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, “Parents for Isaac Garrett of Laurens County, South Carolina: DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 108 (June 2020): 85–112.
- Mar 1 – Ann Raymont, CG, “A Father for Walter Griffith of Tuscarawas County, Ohio,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 108 (September 2020): 165–182.
- Apr 5 –Shannon Green, CG, “Two Probates and Three Richards: Who was Reichard Bedell of Hempstead, Queens County, New York?” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107 (December 2019): 259–170.
- May 3 – Michael G. Hait, CG, CGL, “Tracing Seventeen Enslaved African Americans of the ‘Second Middle Passage’ from Maryland to Louisiana,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 108 (March 2020): 21–42.
- Jun 7 – Constance T. Shotts, EdD, CG, “Dr. Peter Trisler and the Younger Woman: Parents of John Trisler of Kentucky and Indiana?” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107 (December 2019): 287–306.
- July 5 – Robert de Barardinis, “Call Names, Dits, Frenchifications, Noms de Guerre, Particles, Patronymics, Phonetics, Surname Compounds, and Translations! Intercultural Name Changes in America, as Illustrated by the Offspring of Marie Catherine Horn,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 90 (March 2002): 37–64.
- Aug 2 – Paul K. Graham, AG, CG, CGL, “A Lineal Descent from Nancy Young; Five Generations Living in 1870 in Lowndes County, Georgia?” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 108 (March 2020): 5–19.
- Sep 6 – Allen R. Peterson, AG, CG, and Stephen J. Allen, “Thomas James Allen of Lyme Handley, Cheshire County, England: One Man or Two?” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107 (December 2019): 271–285.
- Oct 4 – Carol Cooke Darrow, CG, “Peter Wingate of Cecil County, Maryland: Son of Isabella Stoops or Sarah Johnson?” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 108 (June 2020): 133–142.
- Nov 1 – Joan A. Hunter, CG, “Who Were the Parents of Abigail (Grant) Risley of Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 107 (September 2019): 185–200.
- No class in December
This is meant to be an INTERMEDIATE discussion group, not a beginner or advanced. If you aren’t sure if you fall into that category here are some possibly helpful descriptors to help you decide (all or none could apply but this is the type of group I’m aiming for):
- You’ve read NGSQ articles and generally can follow them (I’m not asking if you fully understand them, but they aren’t “Greek” to you either)
- You own Mastering Genealogical Proof (or at least know what it is and will buy a copy before this class starts)
- You own or have access to a copy of Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills
- You’re interested in certification or accreditation or have participated in one of Jill Morelli’s Certification Discussion Groups (CDG)
- You know what the Genealogical Proof Standard is.
- ***The above are not requirements just ways to help you decide if you are ready.
If you aren’t sure, send me an email and we can discuss it further.
To keep the discussion manageable and allow everyone a chance to speak, class size is limited to 25 participants, so sign up now!
To register for Mondays 2:30 pm Central (led by Cyndi Ingle): https://checkout.square.site/buy/YTJWPUOGNCHT6PEWNOGK5GGR