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IN-PERSON-Issuing Citations That Help “Prove” Your Genealogical Research, by Laura Street Chaplin, May 12, 2022 7:00 PM (Central)

Using Dr. Thomas W. Jones’ book: Mastering Genealogical Proof, as a template and resource, this presentation explores, in a hands-on format, how to build essential citations documenting our sources used.  Learn why citations are so essential, the 5 Ws of citations, how to craft 2-part citations, and details on the various types of citations.  Review basic genealogical underpinnings to understand and implement excellent citations:   These include:  characteristics of good research questions & the 3×3 Evidence Analysis Process (by Elizabeth Shown Mills). Bring your own thoughts and be prepared to talk to your neighbors during this fun approach to issuing your own citations!

Laura Chaplin began researching her family history when she was inspired by a professor at college. Since then, she has spent years researching, attending countless workshops, and traveling across the country on research trips. She is now the owner of Willowtree Research: Family History and Genealogy Services. Laura has a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She was elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Genealogical Society. At the Town & Country Public Library in Elburn she was the History & Genealogy Manager and help them to open their Lawrence J. Martin Heritage Center.

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