Other Study Groups

NGSQ Study Group

The NGSQ Study Group is an online study group that meets that meets monthly to study scholarly articles from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. The purpose is to examine the evidence and methodology used in the case study and discuss it with other genealogists. Each participant is asked to read the article several times making notes about the sources, research process, and analysis used to solve the problem. The group then meets together with one group member acting as the moderator to discuss the reasoning and proof argument presented in the article. There are several groups meeting at different times, and this group welcomes new members on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in joining one of the NGSQ Study Groups, please visit http://ngsqstudygroup.com/ for more details and group times.

Gen Proof Study Group

Gen Proof Study Groups work through the book, Mastering Genealogical Proof, by Thomas W. Jones. Small groups of 15-20 people, and a mentor, discuss each chapter in the book and its exercises. The study group mentor guides discussion and asks questions of the group. The mentor may also present his or her own material for discussion. This requires active participation by all the group members. Members compare their answers; apply concepts in the book to real life situations of their own and other group members.

New groups are forming throughout the year. The groups either meet for eight weeks covering one chapter per week, or they meet for 16 weeks and cover one chapter every other week. If you are interested in joining a Gen Proof Study Group, email Karen Matheson at genproofstudy@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list. For more information, visit their website at http://www.genproof.org/.