I received the following press release regarding the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGSA) and am excited to share it with my readers. I know both J. Mark Lowe and Linda Woodward Geiger personally, and they are excellent instructors. I think that hands-on training with records is one of the best teaching methods.
Jasper, Georgia (4 May 2013)—The Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance better known as RIGS Alliance or RIGSA announce its first blended onsite/online training with the National Archives at Fort Worth, Texas , October 8-10 2013. The subject matter material taught by experienced researchers will consist of preliminary classes/videos/presentations and live chats shared in a virtual classroom combined with hands-on sessions with textual records in the National Archives.
J. Mark Lowe, Co-Director of RIGSA indicated the change in format will provide more time for students to understand the records of our National Archives, and more time hands-on with these records. The online training will allow participants to review material, ask questions, and coordinate with other students in developing research strategies. Activities are based on an integrated curriculum with an emphasis on methodology and problem-solving skills.
RIGS Alliance workshops are designed for genealogists, historians, and librarians with a general genealogical or historical grounding who want to learn skills and techniques for researching original records at national and regional archives. To ensure a quality experience, enrollment is limited.
Workshop staff includes J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA; and Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL, and expert staff members at the National Archives in Fort Worth.
For details about these workshops, visit the web site at www.rigsalliance.org; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or write to RIGS Alliance Workshop, P.O. Box 1273, Jasper, GA 30143.