I signed up to take a class at SLIG – “Meeting Standards Using DNA Evidence – Research Strategies.” I’m not sure what I thought it was going to be. More about writing, I think. I’m so glad I was wrong.
I signed up for the class because I thought I was going to learn how to write up my DNA research. I am getting so much more than I bargained for. It’s two word, right up there in the front of the title, “Meeting Standards.”
Karen Stanbary, CG® is the facilitator. In addition to her deep knowledge, other teachers today included Catherine B. W. Desmarais, Melissa A. Johnson, Thomas W. Jones, Angela Packer McGhie, and Richard G. Sayre, all of them credentialed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. We have more instructors taking center stage in the next couple of days.
With each of new, I’ve had the chance to see how they plan and execute their research in order to meet the standards. I see the choices they made and hear their explanation about why they made those choices in that particular case. And what they might do differently next time.
It’s been a great couple of days of learning. I can’t wait til tomorrow to fit more pieces into my brain.
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Mary Kircher Roddy is a genealogist, writer and lecturer, always looking for the story. Her blog is a combination of the stories she has found and the tools she used to find them.