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Lilly McCombs and Leona Loggins 2014 Course Offerings

Attendees choose one course that lasts the entire week. Links to course schedules will be added when they become available. Course listings subject to change.

  1. Techniques and Technology
    Coordinator: Pamela Boyer Sayre
    Please click here for a course schedule.
    This course is designed for the new or experienced researcher who seeks a review of fundamentals. Lectures, visuals, hands-on activities, and sessions in a courthouse, library and computer lab introduce the primary records and procedures essential for sound research of American home, local area, county, state, and federal sources.


  2. Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies
    COURSE FULL: Please click here to be placed on a wait list.
    Coordinator: Angela Packer McGhie
    Please click here for a course schedule.
    This course will help intermediate genealogists expand their knowledge of genealogical records and techniques. Instruction will include an exploration of a wide variety of genealogical records; the use of technology including advanced search techniques and DNA; and guidelines for evaluating genealogical evidence.


  3. Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis will not be offered in 2014.

  4. Writing and Publishing for Genealogists
    COURSE FULL: Please click here to be placed on a wait list.
    Coordinator: Thomas W. Jones
    Please click here for a course schedule.
    This course covers publishing on the Internet, writing articles for publication, organizing book materials, commercial publishing and other pertinent information for genealogical writing and publishing.


  5. Military Records I
    Coordinators: Christine Rose and Michael L. Strauss
    Please click here for a course schedule.
    An in-depth look at military records that were created by wars and the records that were created after they were over. This course will examine a wide range of records beyond compiled military service records and pensions.


  6. Irish Genealogical Research
    COURSE FULL: Please click here to be placed on a wait list.
    Coordinator: David E. Rencher
    Please click here for a course schedule.
    This course is for family historians eager to pursue a coordinated approach to Irish research.


  7. Researching African American Genealogy: 20th Century Research
    Coordinator: Frazine K. Taylor
    Please click here for a course schedule.
    This course will focus on the records and research techniques of the 20th Century. More in depth research of the 20th Century will uncover better biographical information beyond names and dates, as well as build a stronger foundation of evidence to aid with researching 19th century ancestors.


  8. The Trans-Mississippi South
    Coordinator: J. Mark Lowe
    Please click here for a course schedule.
    This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced researcher. A solid understanding of genealogy basics is required to make use of the materials and concepts presented. Students must have experience in using census, county records, land records and general secondary records.


  9. Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents
    Coordinators: Benjamin B. Spratling III and Pat Stamm
    Please click here for a course schedule.
    This course emphasizes advanced research methods for genealogists in law libraries and government documents.


  10. Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws
    COURSE FULL: Please click here to be placed on a wait list.
    Coordinator: Victor Dunn
    Please click here for a course schedule.
    This is one of two courses which will look at Virginia records and the law as it applies to those records. Students who are intermediate to advanced will gain the most from this in-depth exploration of specific Virginia record groups.



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