Friday, September 25, 2015

Learn from Renowned Genealogist, Tom Jones...

SLIG's own course coordinator and instructor, Thomas W. Jones, will be presenting at the following events over the next month:

New York State Family History Conference
Syracuse, N.Y.; 16–19 September 2015
“Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?”
“Will Your Family History Have Lasting Value?”
“The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS): What It is and What It is Not”

Maryland Genealogical SocietyColumbia, Md.; 3 October 2015
“Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor”
“Missing Something? Getting the Most Out of Genealogical Evidence”
“Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?”
“Going Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestors’ Lives”

Board for Certification of Genealogists–Family History Library Day of Skillbuilding LecturesSalt Lake City, Utah; 9 October 2015
“When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion?”

Seattle Genealogical Society
Seattle, Washington; 17 October 2015
“Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?”
“Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was (Some Reliable and Others Not Reliable)”
“Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors’ Identities Indirectly”
“Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor”

Tom is the coordinator for Course 10: Advanced Genealogical Methods. While this course is sold out for 2016, it should be on everyone's list to take to improve their knowledge and skills as a genealogist.

Students in Advanced Genealogical Methods will learn how to use and assemble evidence to rediscover ancestral origins, identities, and relationships that have been forgotten in the passage of time. The course will address advanced use of evidence from a variety of genealogical records and research in populations for which the usual records are in short supply (including female, enslaved, and impoverished ancestors). Students also will learn how to develop written proof summaries to show their conclusions’ accuracy and create a credible record of their findings for present and future generations of family historians.

There are still eight courses left that have seats remaining for the 2016 institute. For more information, go to

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