[APG Public List] [TGF] [APG Members] Source Citationstudy groupcommencinc soon

LBoswell laboswell at rogers.com
Thu Jun 10 17:58:20 MDT 2010

Excellent ideas, and they all serve the same ultimate goals.  You'd think 
this was a competitive race though.  I think I've kicked open a very pent up 
desire to learn here.

Remember though that  I have nothing to gain and much to lose since this has 
become such a public issue on these lists today, but my intentions are 
honest and my motives are to try to make a small contribution to improving 
discussions on this subject.  The more places people have to turn to deepen 
their understanding of source citations (or any other genealogical matter), 
the better.  Obviously the demand is there for more information, more 
opportunities to expand knowledge on this subject.  But that's the way 
genealogists are built.  There's always a greater hunger for new 
opportunities to learn than there are venues available, so I'm very pleased 
to see this sudden creative response to a long neglected need.

I hope some of the people who have joined the yahoo study group also take 
part in these ventures, and bring the ideas and knowledge back to our little 
effort in turn.  And maybe the reverse will happen too.


Larry Boswell BA, PLCGS
"Experts in Historical & Genealogical Research"
Listowner, TheoryGen (a non-archived list)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
laboswell at rogers.com
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
  To: 'Michele Kemper' ; APGMembersOnlyList at apgen.org ; 
APGPublicList at apgen.org ; transitional-genealogists-forum at rootsweb.com
  Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 7:43 PM
  Subject: Re: [APG Public List] [TGF] [APG Members] Source Citationstudy 
groupcommencinc soon

  I agree that it could work. We just finished the Standards Manual. Perhaps 
it is time to move onto systematic EE discussions on TGF.

  Or another approach is to take the ProGen model and use EE instead of 
ProGen. The model has a proven track record and is described in an article 
by Angela McGhie in an APG Quarterly. The model includes smaller groups for 
manageable discussions but with an experienced mentor. The mentor does not 
lead the group but only advises and acts as a resource. It works well and 
lets peers step up and practice leadership skills. Of course those peer 
leaders have to be found -- and the more the merrier. No kings or queens 
here! <g>

  It will be interesting to see how this resolves.

  -- Elissa in Pittsburgh this week and Birmingham next week

  Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
  CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for 
Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants 
after periodic evaluations by the Board.

  > -----Original Message-----
  > From: On Behalf Of Michele Kemper
  > Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 7:33 PM
  > I think a step by step discussion of EE would be a good fit for TGF or 
the open APG list.
  > That would allow everyone to discuss the topics openly and get expert 
input into the
  > subject matter. Since EE examines a wide range of records, it could be 
more than looking
  > at source citation, but looking at the breadth and depth of records 
  > Any thoughts?

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