Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday – 4th day of class

timI finally caught up with Tim Pinnick and he didn’t even run away.  Tim very graciously agreed to pose for a blog photo.  Tim is a gifted researcher, author, lecturer and IGHR instructor.  You can read more about him HERE.  This is Tim’s second appearance on the blog though the first time I didn’t have this cool photo. You can also take a look at African American Genealogy from 2013.

Here is what we did today:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Student Project 3 Due; Discussion of Project Results (Jones)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Writing Articles for Publication (Jones)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Commercial Publishing: From Proposal to Product (Colletta)
  • 1:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 2:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Snares and Pitfalls of Writing a Narrative Family History (Colletta)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Using Microsoft Word as a Writing Tool (Powell)

Tonight was the IGHR banquet and the guest speaker was Michael Henderson, the author of Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation.  You can read about Michael HERE.  If you think your family is difficult to trace you will want to get Michael’s book.  He managed to trace (and document) multiple lines back to the pre-Revolutionary War period through Louisiana, Canada and France.  His lineage includes a Confederate soldier, War of 1812 veteran and several Revolutionary War veterans.  Considering that Michael is a retired naval officer, this rich military history is something for him to be very proud of.  He also found three French soldiers that were awarded a military honor from Louis XIV.  He has been accepted in many lineage societies and has his eye on more.  He has put a special emphasis on some of the females in his line that were even harder to trace.  His lecture was fascinating and inspiring.

Tomorrow we have a half day of class and then I will be on the road back home.  This week has just flown by.


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