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Sunday January 27, 2018
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday, January 27, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, to hear Jennifer Mendelsohn present "Think Like a Reporter To Avoid Rookie Genealogy Mistakes."

This talk will lay out how 25 years’ worth of journalism experience has helped to guide the speaker as a genealogist and taught her to conduct productive searches. We’ll talk about using the “Law and Order” method (follow the “dun duns!”) to track down information and how relying on a simple principle like Occam’s Razor – that the most likely scenario is the least complicated – can help you get further in your searching. Using the scheme of a logic puzzle, we’ll go over pitfalls like not blindly using Ancestry hints, assessing the credibility of sources, not being wedded to spelling, and why genealogy is like playing Concentration: you always have to remember the cards you’ve seen and turned over.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.
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News Tidbits

JGS Maryland has been reconstituted!
JGSMD had its initial meeting on Sunday August 18, 2013 to see if there was interest in the group's reconstituting. The turnout was overwhelming, with 31 people attending with only a few days' notice. Look forward to new programming over the next year!
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