I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…


Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

Another List: My NIGS American Studies Course Plan

My newest list has to do with my plan of attack for earning a Certificate in American Studies at the NIGS. Forty courses seems overwhelming, but laying a project out on paper always helps me feel more centered and prepared for action-one step at a time.  The courses in blue are those I’ve already completed or I am enrolled in now. With so many electives from which to choose, I’ve put together a preliminary list of what looks most appealing, given my personal family research and areas of interest.

Compulsory (need all 28) American Studies

Basic (B)

  1.   Electronic Resources: Using the Internet
  2.   Methodology – Part 1: Getting Started
  3.   Methodology – Part 2: Organizing and Skill Building
  4.   Research from Family History Centers to New FamilySearch
  5.   US: Census Records
  6.   US: Land Records
  7.   US: Religious Records – Part 1
  8.   US: Vital Records, Understanding 7 Using the Records
  9.   Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program – Part I

 Intermediate (I)

  1.   Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies
  2.   Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching
  3.   Methodology – Part 5: How to Prove It
  4.   US: Cemetery and Mortuary Records
  5.   US: Immigration & Naturalization Records
  6.   US: Migration Patterns
  7.   US: Probate Records
  8.   US: Religious Records – Part 2
  9.   Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2

Advanced Level (A)

  1.   Genealogy and Copyright Guidelines
  2.   Genetics and Genealogy
  3.   Methodology – Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practise
  4.   Palaeography: Reading & Understanding Historical Documents
  5.   US: Court Records
  6.   US: Institutional Records
  7.   US: Military Records
  8.   US: Newspaper Records
  9.   US: Occupational Records
  10.   Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3

Electives (need 12)

  1.   English: Occupations – Professions and Trades (I)
  2.   English: Understanding Names in Genealogy (I)
  3.   English: Poor Law & Parish Chest Records (I)
  4.   English: Land & Property Records including Manorial Documents & Maps (A)
  5.   English: Taxes, Lists, Business, Electoral & Insurance Records (A)
  6.   English: Court Records-Criminal, Civil & Ecclesiastical (A)
  7.   Social Media for the Wise Genealogist (General Elective)
  8.   Research: French Canadian Ancestors (General Elective)
  9.   Research: Acadian Ancestors (General Elective)
  10.   Canadian: Migration Patterns (A)
  11.   Canadian: Immigration Records (A)
  12.   Researching French Forts of New France (General Elective)
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon
  • email
  • Print

You might also like:

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>