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Saturday, November 5
Research Practices: Sources and Citations  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Arlington Heights Senior Center 1801 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, Illinois
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society
Research Practices: Sources and Citations - Ginger Frere

WEBINAR: Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis
Tuesday, November 8
WEBINAR: Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Presenter: George G. Morgan

Date: November 8, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Evidence comes in many forms and with varying amounts of content. This lecture focuses on studying evidence for reliable and less-than-reliable information. It begins with a discussion of types of source materials - original vs. derivative - and the differences between primary and secondary information, and goes on to address mixed content on sources. Print vs. electronic media are considered throughout, and evaluation of source citations to determine evidence weight and reliability is stressed.


WEBINAR: Without the Hint - There is No Story
Tuesday, December 13
WEBINAR: Without the Hint - There is No Story  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Presenter: Bernice Alexander Bennett

Date: December 13, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Oral history, passing remarks and casual conversations can lead to a journey to discover the family story. The value of listening rather than discounting information can set the stage to crack a brick wall. Every family has a challenge to uncover the truth, and one important challenge is explore every little detail heard that will prove or disprove the information. This webinar is a case study of a casual conversation (a little hint) that opens the door to finding an amazing family story, which spans through an array of events and a myriad of records.