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Member Appreciation Day 2022

October 15, 2022 10:30 am 5:00 pm EDT

FREE to current NCGS members
Annual Meeting and NCGS Awards
Featuring Diana Elder, AG®

October 15, 2022
10:30 am Eastern Time

We appreciate our members. Your support is vital to continuing our mission of supporting North Carolina family history research. In that spirit, we are pleased to offer our current members a free virtual member event featuring a “Research Like a Pro” seminar presented by Diana Elder, AG®

You must be logged in and have an active membership to register. (Registration button is below the “About the Speaker” section.)


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Research Objectives & Timeline Analysis
Class 1 – Create a Research Objective & Analyze your Sources
For the best results, genealogical research should focus on an objective that will guide the project. Attendees will learn how to format a research objective from a research question and discover the power of doing a timeline analysis focused on that objective. We’ll discuss sources, information, and evidence in the context of a complete project.

Locality Research
Class 2 – Learn about the Location, Geography, and History of your Research
Discovering new avenues for research is all about understanding the locality. This class session will explore the importance of local history, geography, and record availability. Attendees will learn how to locate and curate that information which will be key for creating the research plan.

Research Planning and Source Citations
Class 3 – Make a Research Plan and Create Source Citations
Attendees will learn how to create a functional research plan focused on the objective and information gleaned from the timeline analysis and locality guide. This class session will also cover the importance of citing sources and demonstrate the key elements of a source citation.

Research Logging and Writing Conclusions
Class 4 – Keep a Research Log & Write Conclusions
The research log holds the positive and negative searches performed during a research session. Attendees will learn various formats for logging research and learn what information should be recorded for a search. The final step in a project is to write conclusions based on the research. This class session will explore the importance of writing and demonstrate how to bring together research in a summary or report.

About the Speaker:

Diana Elder AGⓇ is a professional genealogist accredited in the Gulf South region of the United States and serves as a Commissioner for The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Diana authored Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and co-authored the companion volume, Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist’s Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence. She created the study group and eCourse that teach the Research Like a Pro process through videos and learning modules. Diana and her daughter, Nicole, share research tips on their website, FamilyLocket.com, and are the hosts of the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast.

Diana regularly teaches at genealogy conferences such as RootsTech and the National Genealogy Society Conference. She also presents webinars and seminars to local genealogy societies across the United States.

Register now for the Virtual Member Appreciation Day
Annual Meeting and Awards
Membership must be current as of October 15, 2022.

These lectures are available free and live to our current NCGS members. You must be logged in and have an active membership to see the Register button below.

Registration closes at 12 noon, Friday, October 14th. (If you are logged in and using the Safari browser and don’t see the Registration button below, try just refreshing the page.)

Lectures will be available to registered attendees for 30 days after the live presentation. (It takes a few weeks to get the recordings ready, and the 30-day period will start after that. Registrants will be notified by email.)
Do you need to renew your membership? Click here. (Please make sure you are logged in already before renewing.)
Do you want to help us support North Carolina family history research by becoming a member? Click here.
For more information: info@ncgenealogy.org

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