Saturday, September 7, 2013

Five Gen Proof Study Groups Open for Registration

Are you interested in studying Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones with other genealogists? Would you like to discuss the concepts in a small group format? There are five new groups open for registration now. To participate send an email to genproofstudy at   

The Gen Proof study groups are organized to study the new book Mastering Genealogical Proof, by Thomas W. Jones. This is an exceptional textbook detailing the application of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). The exercises will help you develop the skills you need to be comfortable applying the GPS to your genealogy work. This study program will consist of small groups of nine members and a mentor who will guide the discussions and answer questions. As you read the book highlight the key points and jot questions in the margins so you are prepared for your discussions. 

For more details on the Gen Proof study groups see the following blog posts:   

"Gen Proof" Groups to Study Mastering Genealogical Proof

Fall Gen Proof Study Group Schedule

Start Date
Corey Oiesen
Sept. 23rd
Asynchronous discussion board
Christina Sharbrough, CG
Sunday, Oct 6th
Text chats Sundays at 8:30pm Eastern and discussion board
Liz Stratton
Oct 6th
Asynchronous discussion board with option to video chat
Eric Stroschein
Oct 6th
Asynchronous discussion board
Debra Hoffman
Thursday,Oct 10th
Video chats Thursdays
9:00pm Eastern and discussion board

Group formats:  

Video chat – These groups will meet weekly or bi-weekly at a designated time for a one hour video chat on a private Google Hangout. You MUST have a computer or a tablet with a headset and microphone to participate. This is great for those who like to meet in real time and video chat to discuss the subject.  

Text chat – These groups will meet weekly or bi-weekly at a designated time for one hour in a private chat room. You type your thoughts and questions via text chat and others will respond and discuss the concepts in real time. This format is good for those who do not want to video chat, but like a designated time each week to meet and discuss the subject.  

Asynchronous discussion board-- These groups do not meet at a designated time but have ongoing discussions on a private Google + Community discussion board throughout the week. The mentor will log on each day to answer questions and highlight certain concepts, and participants should check in daily also.

1 comment:

  1. I noticed during a video chat (I was only able to view) that everyone seemed to be wearing the same headset. What type and where can I purchase a headset?