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Friday, October 2, 2015

Angela McGhie's Upcoming Presentations

Angela Packer McGhie has focused her career in genealogy education. She is a course coordinator at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). She has been an instructor at the National Institute for Genealogy Research in Washington, D.C., and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Angela served as the administrator of the ProGen Study Program from 2008-2014 and is now on the board of directors.

Her upcoming presentations for the remainder of 2015 are:

October 8th
New Jersey Chapter of APG
"Writing a Business Plan"

November 4th
Prince Georges County (Maryland) Genealogical Society
"Using Identity Characteristics to Locate Your Ancestors"

Angela is the coordinator for the Advanced Evidence Practicum, which will be held at SLIG in 2016. The course provides hands-on experience and is an opportunity for advanced genealogists to challenge themselves and put their research skills into practice. Participants work on five complex genealogical research problems—a new one each day. The objective is to give students experience in conducting research on complex problems, analyzing and correlating information, and reaching conclusions. Participants will practice using indirect evidence, broadening research to include the FAN club, resolving conflicts, and organizing evidence into a written summary. The research problems are varied, offering students the challenge of stretching their mind and skills in directions that their research may not normally take them.


Participants will work individually on the each of the cases and then gather to discuss their progress with fellow classmates and the instructor. They will compare sources, strategies and methodologies, discuss difficulties encountered, and receive guidance from the case study author. This course is designed for advanced genealogists who have sufficient experience and education to work on complex genealogical problems.

The 2016 cases will be presented by:

  • Nancy A. Peters, CG
  • Paul Graham, AG, CG
  • Michael Hait, CG
  • Cathy Becker Desmarias, CG
  • Angela Packer McGhie
For more information, go to http://ugagenealogy.org/aem.php?lv=p&epg=87&eid=16. There are only a few seats remaining, so register today!


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