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MAGS Fall Meeting
Saturday, October 22
MAGS Fall Meeting  (Conference)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maritime Institute of Technology, Linthicum Heights, Maryland and virtual via Zoom
Research Methodology
Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA
Debra A. Hoffman, PLCGS
Morning sessions:
Research Methods I: Creating an Effective Research Plan” – Angela Packer McGhie
Genealogists are more efficient when they have a plan. Come learn a process for evaluating information and developing a prioritized research plan to guide your research. This session will share a step by step example, and offer a template for participants to use when creating their own research plan.
Research Methods II: Executing Research and Analyzing Results” – Angela Packer McGhie
Research involves a process of accessing records, analyzing documents, correlating findings and recording results. Each record located can be studied for clues to other records that may help answer a research question. This session will demonstrate each step of the process.
Afternoon sessions:
Research Methods III: Evaluating a Case Using the Genealogical Proof Standard” – Angela Packer McGhie
Would you like to see the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) in action? This session will walk through a case step by step to identify the parents of a Virginia man. Participants will help evaluate the research at each phase and help determine if this case meets the GPS.
“Maximize Your Census Research: More Than Households” – Debra A. Hoffman
The Federal census can provide so much more insight into the time and place of our ancestors than just information on the individuals in a household. A case study will analyze a neighborhood and will cover the information and methodology that was used to solve a genealogical problem.
Registration information coming soon!