Sunday, May 20, 2012

Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum Instructors Selected

I am very excited for the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). This is a different type of course where the focus is hands-on experience solving genealogical problems. The students are given a new case to work through each day rather sitting listening to lectures. It is designed for advanced genealogists who want additional experience analyzing evidence and working on complex cases. See my previous post on the 2012 course here.

I am co-coordinating the Practicum course with Kimberly Powell, and Thomas W. Jones serves as advisor to the course. We have selected five excellent instructors to prepare genealogical problems for the Practicum to be held in January of 2013. These cases will cover a variety of geographic locations and time periods. They will provide experience working with different methodologies as the students research and then analyze and correlate evidence to solve the cases.

Registration for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy opens on June 2nd and there are eleven courses to choose from. Descriptions of each of the courses can be found on the SLIG website. The Institute will be held January 14-18, 2013 at the Radission Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah just two blocks from the Family History Library.

The instructors for the 2013 Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum course are:

Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, has co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002. He lectures frequently in national and local venues, where he is known for information-packed lectures benefitting genealogists at all skill levels. Many of his articles, lectures, and classes address genealogical research methods, proof, and problem solving. Tom teaches “Evidence Evaluation and Documentation” in Boston University’s Genealogical Certificate Program, he coordinates and teaches “Writing and Publishing for Genealogists” at Samford University’s Institute on Genealogy and Historical Research, and he teaches and coordinates advanced methodology courses at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He is a professor emeritus at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., where he taught for twenty-seven years, and he is a trustee and a past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He enjoys solving “brick wall” genealogical problems.

Stefani Evans, CG, was certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in 2005 and currently serves as a trustee for the BCG and the BCG Education Fund. As a current director for the National Genealogical Society (NGS), she is conference chair for the NGS 2013 Family History Conference in Las Vegas, 8-11 May 2013. A former elementary school teacher, Stefani is also a Ph.D. student in the History of the U.S. West at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and has presented lectures at the NGS 2012 Family History Conference, the Whitsett Graduate Seminar in California History, and at conferences of the Urban History Association, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, and the Nevada Historical Society. She has authored articles in the BCG quarterly newsletter, OnBoard; the National Genealogical Society Quarterly; the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Record; the journal of the UNLV chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Sigma Siren; and the Utah Genealogical Association’s Crossroads. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. William M. Litchman is the author of genealogical articles for such periodicals as The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The Newfoundland Ancestor, and The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, including “Teaching Analysis, Logic, and the Research Process: A Seminar Approach,” NGS Newsmagazine, Nov/Dec 2000, pp 340-343. He has produced an 11-volume index, AnEvery-Name Index of the 1865 New York State Census for Jefferson County, and An Every-Name Index for the 1921 Census of Newfoundland: Burgeo-La Poile District. He teaches genealogy classes for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and in Albuquerque, and speaks about specific research topics for genealogical groups, including the NM Genealogical Society and the Albuquerque Genealogical Society.

J. Mark Lowe CG, FUGA, is a full-time professional genealogist,
author, and lecturer and researches primarily in original records and
manuscripts throughout the South. He also serves as a Course
Coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and
Samford University’s Institute for Genealogical and Historical
Research (Research in the South) and Director of the Regional In-depth
Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), learning sessions and
hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at
regional archives. Mark has worked on several genealogical television
series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are?
appearing on a recent episode featuring Lionel Richie.

He is a Past-President of APG, Past-President of FGS, and Past-President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical
Association, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CG, is a genealogical researcher, writer and lecturer specializing in 19th-Century Midwest, English and Dutch genealogy. He has published more than 30 research, teaching and review articles in National Genealogical Society Quarterly, NGS Magazine, Minnesota Genealogist, The Septs, and Family Chronicle. He has lectured at conferences of NGS and the Federation of Genealogical Societies, as well as at workshops from Florida to Washington to Ontario. A past president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, he is in his second term as a Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. 

The course coordinators are: 

Angela Packer McGhie is a genealogical researcher, lecturer, and instructor. She is the administrator of the ProGen StudyProgram (studying Professional Genealogy) and president of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Angela is a genealogy instructor for Howard Community College, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the National Institute on Genealogical Research. She has presented lectures at local, regional and national venues including the NGS 2012 Family History Conference, and is a contributing author to the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. She was a 2010 recipient of IGHR's Walter Lee Sheppard
Jr. Prize and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Kimberly Powell is a professional genealogist, author, and blogger. She has been writing/blogging about genealogy for ( since 2000. She is the author of several
books including The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 2nd edition (Adams Media, 2011), as well as articles for popular genealogy magazines such as BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? magazine. Kimberly is the Vice President of the Association of Professional Genealogists, where she also serves as chair of the Professional Development Committee, and Assistant Director for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She was a 2010 recipient of IGHR's Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. Prize. She currently volunteers with FamilySearch Indexing, as coordinator for ProGen 12, and as webmaster for the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.

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