Study Group Saturday

The APG study group will meet at the Georgia Archives on Saturday, 25 February 2017, at 12:30 p.m. The article to be discussed is “Frontier Research Strategies – Weaving a Web to Snare Birth Family: John Watts (ca. 1749-ca. 1822)” in the September 2016 National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

Reminder: Final 2016 Meetings Next Saturday (19th)

This is just a reminder that the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists will have their final chapter meeting AND study group meetings Saturday 19 November 2016 at the Georgia Archives in Morrow.

The chapter meeting will begin at 11 a.m. The study group meeting will begin after the chapter meeting at 1:15. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the meeting(s).

The chapter meeting will consist of a short business meeting and a program. The program is, Unexpected Results: Stories of DNA Matches Help Us Understand Responsible DNA Testing & Ethics presented by Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt, CG . You can read the full description, here.

The article for the study group is, “Genealogy>Citations>Waypoints, an Option for Locating and Citing Unindexed Numbered Online Images”, APG Quarterly, June 2016, No. XXI, No. 2, pages 71-79 by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS. For further details, see the post, here.

Study Group, Final Meeting of 2016

The Georgia Chapter APG Study Group will meet on November 19, 2016 at the Georgia Archives at 1:15. This is immediately following the regular meeting and program.  The article that will be discussed is:

“Genealogy>Citations>Waypoints, an Option for Locating and Citing Unindexed Numbered Online Images”, APG Quarterly, June 2016, No. XXI, No. 2, pages 71-79.

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS

APG members, please obtain a copy of the article from your personal archive of APGQs or log-in to your online APG account and get a copy from the online APGQ archive (https://www.apgen.org/members/apgq.html).

If you are not an APG member and are planning to attend the study group, contact Barbara Stock, CG  if you need help getting a copy of the article, bsstock at comcast dot net.

Study Group meetings are open to the public; chapter membership is not required.

Chapter Meeting (& Study Group)

The final chapter meeting of 2016 will be held Saturday 19 November 2016 at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, Georgia. The chapter meeting starts at 11 a.m. Details for the study group are available, here.

The presentation for the chapter meeting is:

Unexpected Results: Stories of DNA Matches Help Us Understand Responsible DNA Testing & Ethics

presented by Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt, CG SM.

How many times have we seen Facebook posts, blog posts, or emails that include DNA match names? As DNA testing and genetic genealogy become more popular, we should become better informed about ethics in this field. Listen to stories of those who have been impacted by surprising DNA results and understand the importance of protecting the privacy of our DNA matches.

This is a “lunch” meeting so feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. The Georgia Archives has a microwave and a vending machine but no other food services.

Visitors are welcome to attend the chapter meeting and the study group is always open to all. The article for the study group will be announced as soon as it is available and the finalized times for the meetings will be announced at that time.

July Study Group Meeting

The Georgia Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists is hosting the quarterly study group meeting on Saturday, July 9th. The study group is open to the public and is not aimed at professional genealogists but is a chance for intermediate and transitional genealogists to participate along with advanced and professional genealogists.

This quarter’s journal article is “Jonathan Turner—More than a Name: A Carolina Case Study in Dissecting Records” by Rachal Mills Lennon, CGSM. This article is from the March 2009 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, pages 17–28. If you are a current member of NGS, you can access back issues of the quarterly by logging into the member’s only section of the NGS website and navigating to publications and then the NGSQ archive.  Back issues are also available at many public libraries.

“Jonathan Turner—More than a Name” focuses on a South Carolina backcountry resident and the apparent lack of information available about him. In addition to describing what can be learned from few records, this article is also an excellent source to understand the proper use of Revolutionary War stub indents from South Carolina.

The study group strives to follow the seminar format described by William Litchman, CGSM in, “Teaching Analysis, Logic, and the Research Process: A Seminar Approach.” The specifics relative to reading the article before the meeting are described in the paragraph under the list of articles. New study group attendees can gain an understanding of the purpose of studying journal articles in a moderated setting, as well as giving them a general idea of what to expect at the meeting, by reading Dr. Litchman’s complete text.

Please join us to discuss “Jonathan Turner—More than a Name: A Carolina Case Study in Dissecting Records.” The meeting will start at 11:30 at the Georgia Archives. Bring a bag lunch.

3rd Quarter Study Group Meeting
Saturday, July 9th
11:30a.m.
Georgia Archives, Morrow
(confirm the room location with the front desk staff when you arrive)

As a reminder for chapter members, the next chapter meeting will be our “out of town” meeting. We will meet in Macon in conjunction with the Georgia Genealogical Society seminar on August 13th featuring Mark Lowe, CGSM.

 

Chapter Meeting and Study Group Saturday

The Georgia Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists will meet this Saturday, May 14th at 11:30 a.m. at the Georgia Archives. Bring your lunch and join us.

There will be NO business portion of this meeting. Our topic is an informal presentation by chapter member Laura Carter about IGHR in 2017 and beyond. If you have questions about the changes when IGHR moves to Georgia or how you can help, bring them. There will also be time for an update about the recent NGS Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Any members that attended are welcome to give a brief update about the event.

Immediately following the chapter meeting, the study group will meet. Since there is no business portion of the meeting, the study group might start before 1:00 so please plan accordingly. As announced previously, the article for this study group meeting is “Aaron Strickland’s North Carolina Origin” by Laurel T. Baty, NGSQ volume 104, No 1, March 2016. The study group is open to the public and all are welcome.