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Genealogy

The Archive's ever-expanding collection of genealogy resources includes items from the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Robarts Library at the University of Toronto; the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library;Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah;>, the National Library of Scotland, the Indianapolis City Library's Indianapolis City Directory and Yearbooks Collection, The Leo Baeck Institute Archives of German-speaking Jewry Leo Baeck Institute Archives, and the Boston Public Library.

Resources include among many things books on surname origins, vital statistics, parish records, census records, passenger lists of vessels, and other historical and biographical documents.

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Much of the concern with young people's historical knowledge centres on factual attainment or disciplinary skills. However, relatively little attention is paid to the relevance that young people attribute to history and how they use the past, and various social representations of history, to relate to the present. Research in this realm tends to emphasize the impact of collective memory narratives on individuals, rather than individuals' agency in using them. In this article, I will examine the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Historical Interpretation, Conflict Resolution, Arabs, Jews, Reflection,...
This article extends the discussion of critical methodologies in education, arguing that critical work must exhibit both an explicit orientation toward truth and social justice and an engagement with how theoretical considerations of the good connect to material practices. More specifically, we center Colin Koopman's notion of genealogical pragmatism to suggest that critical work must focus on both problematization and reconstruction of the often dire circumstances that characterize our...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ethics, Social Justice, Critical Theory, Inquiry, Community Involvement, Pragmatics,...
Using an analytic informed by Nietzschean genealogy and systems theory, this paper explains how two conceptual structures (the emancipatory binary and the progressive triad), along with standard citation practices in academic journal writing, function to sustain and regenerate a progressive perspective within social studies education scholarship. Exemplary essays, drawn from social studies education scholarship from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s are presented and examined in reference to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship Education, Social Studies, Academic Discourse, Journal Writing, Systems...
The Study Process Questionnaire (SPQ) continues to be applied in a wide range of pedagogical situations. However, the question remains as to how well a researcher understands the conceptual basis behind the tool they choose. This essay provides a compact and comprehensive view of the conceptual basis for the development of the original SPQ, and the later revised version (R-SPQ-2F), and offers a way for a researcher to quickly be informed on the concepts underpinning the tool, enabling the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Questionnaires, College Students, Learning Strategies, Academic Achievement, Study...
This unit was developed to help students gain a sense of personal identity by examining their heritage. This is accomplished through a study of their genealogical beginnings, their county, and their ancestors' way of life. Part I of the unit engages students in activities investigating their background such as writing an autobiography, interviewing adult relatives, studying local folklore, and creating an ancestors gallery. Part II of the unit involves students in a study of their county....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Study, Elementary Education, Family History, Folk Culture, Genealogy,...
Intended to assist the genealogist/family historian in locating and using resources in one of the oldest libraries in northern New England (Dartmouth College Library), this selective annotated bibliography contains over 300 citations related to family history and genealogical research. Following an introductory section, materials are organized under nine subheadings: research materials in the reference room; the library card catalog and online catalog; approaches to genealogical/family research...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Family History, Genealogy, Higher Education, History,...