Join us for Member Appreciation Day

Registration is officially open for the 2022 Member Appreciation Day. 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 virtual Member Appreciation Day featuring “A Research Like a Pro” Seminar with Diana Elder, AG.

Diana will present the following lectures:

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 & 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 & 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.

These lectures will be available during live virtual sessions for our current NCGS members.

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Consider joining NCGS to participate in member appreciation day and gain access to many other benefits like our webinar library and all NCGS Journals.