It’s December and that means Happy Holidays and that means gift-giving and why not ask for something you truly want…more genealogy knowledge!
In our latest podcast, Episode #48, we talk about continuing our pursuit of knowledge in the genealogical field with new books for our shelves and educational opportunities either in person or online. There is no better time to ask for these items or get them for yourselves. All the books we recommend are on our Amazon storefront which makes it easy to purchase and helps support our podcast which we greatly appreciate!
Let’s get to it! Here are our top 20 in no particular order:
- Red Book edited by Alice Eichholz
- Professional Genealogy by Elizabeth Shown Mills
- Genealogical Standards
- Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills
- Numbering Your Genealogy by the National Genealogical Society
- Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas Jones
- Mastering Genealogical Documentation by Thomas Jones
- Black’s Lw Dictionary 3rd or 4th edition
- NGS Researcher Guides for the States
- Guide to Genealogical Writing by Penelope L. Stratton and Henry B. Hoff CG, FASG
- A to ZAX Dictionary for Genealogists and Historians by Barbara Jean Evans
- Elements of Genealogical Analysis by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG
- Guide to NDA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger
- Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker
- The Source A Guide Book to American Genealogy Edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Leubking
- How to Use Evernote for Everything by Kerry Scott
- Genealogical Proof Standard by Christine Rose
- The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy by Kimberly Powell
- Creating Family Archives by Margot Note
- Genealogy Fiction of any kind
In-person week-long educational opportunities we recommend are:
July 26-31, 2020 Registration opens February 1st, 2020, the University of Georgia in Athens, GA
Course One – Methods & Sources
Course Coordinator: Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG®, CGL
Course Two – Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies
Course Coordinator: Angela Packer McGhie, CG®
Course Three – Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis
Course Coordinator: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGL
Course Four – Writing & Publishing for Genealogists
Course Coordinator: Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Course Five – Genetics for Genealogists: Beginning DNA
Course Coordinator: Patti Lee Hobbs, CG®
Course Six – Military Records III: Advanced Research and Methodology
Course Coordinator: Michael L. Strauss, AG
Course Seven – Scottish Research: The Fundamentals and Beyond
Course Coordinator: Paul Milner, MDiv, FUGA
Course Eight – For Land’s Sake! Advanced Analysis and Platting
Course Coordinator: Gerald H. ‘Jerry’ Smith, CG®
Course Nine – Research in the South: Cessions & Territories
Course Coordinator: J. Mark Lowe, CG®, FUGA
Course Ten – Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents
Course Coordinators: Benjamin B. Spratling III, JD and Patricia Walls Stamm, CG®, CGL
Course Eleven – Researching African American Ancestors: Government Documents & Advanced Tools
Course Coordinator: Deborah A. Abbott, PhD
Course Twelve – Intermediate DNA: Planning for and Conducting Research using DNA and Documentary Sources
Course Coordinator: Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG®
Course Thirteen – Researching New York: Resources and Strategies
Course Coordinator: Karen Mauer Jones, CG®, FGBS, FUGA
Registration opens in June so be on the lookout for the 2021 class opportunities
From their website:
21-26 June 2020 offers seven concurrent courses: (UPDATE in progress)
- Practical Genetic Genealogy with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
- Chromosome Mapping with Karen Stanbary, CG and Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
- Beyond Fundamentals: Hands-on Forensic Genealogy with Catherine Desmarais, CG, Kelvin Meyers, Michael Ramage, J.D., CG
- Exploring American Quaker Records with Steven W. Morrison and Annette Burke Lyttle
- Irish Research Part II, with David Rencher, AG, CG
- Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, FASG
- Women and Children First!: Research Methods for the Hidden Half of the Family with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
6-10 July 2020 offers six concurrent courses: (UPDATE in progress)
- Advanced DNA Evidence with Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
- Who’s Your Daddy?: Using DNA to Resolve Recent Unknown Identity with Angie Bush and Eva Goodwin
- Documentation for Lineage Societies with Sandra Rumble
- Foundations of German Research with F. Warren Bittner, CG
- Gateway to the Garden State: Sources and Strategies for New Jersey Research with Melissa A. Johnson, CG
- Tools and Strategies for Tackling Tough Research Problems with Kimberly Powell
19-24 July 2020 offers seven concurrent courses:
- Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills with Paula Stuart‐Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
- Get Your Hands Dirty! A Workshop in Land and Property Records with Kimberly Powell
- Family Archiving: Heirlooms in the Digital Age with Denise May Levenick
- Walking in Penn’s Woods: Pennsylvania Research with Amy E. K. Arner
- Introduction to Jewish Genealogy with Emily Garber
- Beyond the Golden Door: Immigrants to the U.S.A. after 1890 with Rich Venezia
- Reading, Transcribing, and Abstracting Old Documents with Carla Cegielski
Genealogical Institue on Federal Records (GEN-FED)
July 12-17, 2020 online registration opens February 22, 2020
ONLINE Learning Opportunities
Two programs: Genealogical Principals 7 weeks and Certificate in Genealogical Research the next course beginning on January 21. They run throughout the year.
This is for those who are interested in furthering their skills and becoming a professional genealogist.
This is the link for the American Certificate in Genealogical Studies-40 Courses-Complete but you can take any of the courses offered individually and there are many to choose from.
Offers a wide variety of courses check often to see what is being offered.
They offer American Genealogical Studies AGS a four-course study and Continuing Genealogical Studies CGS which is nin stand-alone courses.
New videos are added each month and if you join you will have access to all the videos in the library.
Society and Conference Opportunities
NGS Conference 2020 in Salt Lake City Utah May 20-23, 2020
RootsTech 2020 in Salt Lake City Utah February 26-29, 2020
Check your local state and area genealogical and historical societies for day and weekend events.