This course is for those who have at least six months experience using the Internet for genealogy. Students work both individually and in teams solving genealogy problems, employing a variety of genealogy websites and strategies. Instruction is tailored to address individual and group issues. While homework is optional, it is highly recommended.
Week 1: Introductions; Goals for the course.
Week 2: Documentary evidence; citing sources; students will each bring at least one brick wall research problem/issue to class that will be discussed and worked on collaboratively.
Week 3: Facilitator offers instruction in resources, online and off, that students may not know exist, that will help solve problems identified in week two.
Week 4: Students will divide into teams to work on each other’s brick wall issues together.
Week 5: Continuation of week four.
Week 6: Each team will present to the class, beginning with the brick wall issues, through the methodology and the resources employed and the success, or lack thereof, in break through.
Week 7: Documentary evidence; citing sources; writing for publication.
Week 8: Technology issues and design elements for publishing Genealogy blogs, articles and books.