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Research Like A Pro: A Genealogist's Guide

Publisher: Family Locket Books

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Product Description

Media: BOOK - paperback, 242 pages
Author: D. Elder & N. Dyer
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9781732188105
Other: b&w photos, maps, tables, appendixes, index
Publisher: Family Locket Books

Are you stuck in your genealogical research? Wondering how to make progress on your brick wall problems? Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses to solve difficult cases.

Diana Elder shares her step-by-step method using real world examples, easily understood by any level of genealogist; written for the researcher ready to take their skills to the next level.

Learn how to:

  • form an objective focusing your research for an entire project
  • review your research with new eyes by creating a timeline for analysis
  • construct a locality guide to direct your research
  • create a plan to keep you on track
  • style source citations, giving your work credibility
  • set up a research log to organize and track your searches
  • write a report detailing your findings and ideas for future research

This book includes templates for creating your own research plan, timeline analysis, locality guide, research log, source citation, and a lost to download electronic versions of these templates. Work samples including timelines, research plans, locality guides, research logs, reports and a proof argument are also included.

How to Use this Book
1. Research Objectives
2. Analyze Your Sources
3. Locality Research
4. Research Planning
5. Source Citations
6. Research Logs
7. Report Writing
8. What's Next for a Researcher?
Appendix A: Templates
- Research Project Template
- Timeline Analysis Template
- Locality Guide Template
- Research Log Template
- Source Citation Templates
Appendix B: Work Samples
Appendix C: Source List
Appendix D: Supplemental Material

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