I am excited to announce that I will be one of the instructors for the Advance Evidence Analysis Practicum at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy this Fall!
The practicum is a six-week virtual course, where every week, a new instructor will introduce a case. Students will then work by themselves to solve it, and at the end of the week, they will discuss the outcome. The instructor will then show how they solved the case. This allows students to compare strategies to see what worked and what didn’t, and learn from each other.
I have taken the practicum several times myself, both virtually and in-person and think it’s one of the best opportunities for learning. It showed me how my strategies compared to others, and where I could improve. Normally, we only know if we solved the case, not if we did it in the most efficient way. And if we didn’t solve it, we don’t know what would have worked.
The practicum is coordinated by Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA. The five case instructors are:
- Yvette Hoitink, CG
- Sharon Hoyt, CG
- Robbie Johnson, CG
- Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG
- Paul Woodbury, MEd
The cases are selected to cover a variety of different skills, regions, and periods. I can’t reveal my case yet, but considering my specialty you might guess it involves research in the Netherlands. The course is set up so it does not require any language skills beyond English.
Registration opens this Saturday, on 19 June 2021 at 12:00 noon MDT. Classes fill up quickly so if this is something you want to do, make sure to be there right when registration opens.
See the SLIG website for more details about the course, including prerequisites and the dates and times when it will be taught. This is a course for advanced students.