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“Mastering Genealogical Proof” by Thomas Jones

By , March 18, 2013

Mastering Genealogical Proof

from the National Genealogical Society website: 

Pre-order your copy today of this essential guide to genealogical  research today. The National Genealogical Society presents this important work as part of its Special Topic series.
As a unique textbook on genealogical methods and reasoning in the twentyfirst century, Mastering Genealogical Proof guides readers in acquiring genealogical skills transcending chronological, ethnic, geopolitical, and religious boundaries.

About the Book and Author

Mastering Genealogical Proof aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians reconstruct relationships and lives of people they cannot see. It presents content in digestible chunks. Each chapter concludes with problems providing practice for  proficiently applying the chapter’s concepts. Those problems, like examples throughout the book, use real records, real research, and real issues. Answers are at the back of the book along with a glossary of technical terms and an extensive resource list.

Thomas W. Jones, who has pursued his family history since he was fifteen, is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator.

Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 – Genealogy’s Standard of Proof
  • Chapter 2 – Concepts Fundamental to the GPS
  • Chapter 3 – GPS Element 1: Thorough Research
  • Chapter 4 GPS Element 2: Source Citations
  • Chapter 5 GPS Element 3: Analysis and Correlation
    Chapter 6 GPS Element 4: Resolving Conflicts and Assembling Evidence
  • Chapter 7 GPS Element 5: The Written Conclusion
  • Chapter 8 – Using the GPS
  • Chapter 9 – Conclusion
  • Appendix A – Pritchett Article
  • Appendix B – McLain Article
  • Glossary
  • Reading and Source List
  • Answers to exercises
See the PDF for the full list of contents. See also a sample exercise.

Ordering Information

You can pre-order your copy of Mastering Genealogical Proof today. Order online (payment in full required at time of pre-order). Cost is $25 for NGS members and $30 for non-members.

Mastering Genealogical Proof will also be available for purchase at the NGS 2013 Family History Conference, 8-11 May, where Thomas W. Jones will hold two book signing events.

Estimated Ship Date: 20 May 2013

Apex Historical Society Presents “Pluck, Perseverance and Paint – Apex, North Carolina: Beginnings to 1941″

By , November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Halle Cultural Arts Center
237 North Salem Street, Apex, North Carolina

FREE (limited seating)

Warren Lee Holleman and C. P. “Toby” Holleman make one of two planned
presentations as part of the Apex Historical Society and Halle Cultural Arts
Center Speaker’s Series on the History of Apex.  The second presentation of
this series will be made January 25, 2011.

Description of book:

“Pluck, Perseverance and Paint – Apex, North Carolina: Beginnings to 1941,”
first published in 1973, at the time of Apex’s Centennial Celebration, has
been revised and expanded to five times its original length.  The new book
is 340 pages in length and features 160 photographs, maps, and
illustrations.  The book’s title is drawn from Apex’s first motto,
describing the virtues of her early citizens and the tools required to turn
a swampy “Log Pond” into a bustling community.

“Pluck, Perseverance and Paint” covers not only early Apex, but all of
western Wake County prior to World War II.  The new edition presents both
written and oral histories of the Apex area on such topics as slavery, the
Civil War, Reconstruction, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression.
While learning about the history of Apex, readers will also learn about the
history of central North Carolina, the South, and the entire United States
during this formative period of our nation’s history.  And because the book
is written with both intelligence and wit, the reader will be entertained as
well.

Apex Historical Society Website/


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