Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find all the podcast episodes?
To view a list of all our Research Like a Pro podcast episodes, click here: https://familylocket.com/category/research-tips/podcast/. This list shows the most recent podcast episodes. To jump to episode one, you can click on the last page of the list. You can also view our podcast episodes beginning with episode 1 in any podcast app on your smartphone. Just search for “Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast.”
What is the difference between the RLP study group and eCourse?
The Research Like a Pro study group has the same online learning modules – webinars, quizzes, etc., but has weekly scheduled group sessions with the other researchers in the group via Zoom. The study group also has deadlines for completing assignments and a feedback schedule for reading each others’ assignments and giving feedback. Participants in the study group work closely together and provide encouragement and motivation to complete assignments. Mentors give personalized feedback on each assignment for study group members. The study group is held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The fall group focuses on incorporating DNA evidence.
How can I become a mentor for an RLP study group?
If you are interested in mentoring a small group of genealogists in either the traditional RLP study group or the RLP with DNA study group, we suggest that you first participate in the appropriate study group or e-Course. This will give you a solid foundation for the RLP process. It would be best if you also worked through additional projects on your own using the process.
Can I become an intern for Family Locket Genealogists?
We welcome working with aspiring professional genealogists! To prepare for an internship, you will need to be a graduate of our study group or eCourse. You should also have experience in a variety of record types, especially the records of your research specialties.
Should I hire a professional genealogist?
Hiring a professional genealogist can save you time, energy, and money! Traveling to repositories and paying for subscriptions to databases can quickly add up. Without a clear focus on your research challenges, you may be spinning your wheels, wasting countless hours without making progress. At Family Locket Genealogists, we review your brick wall challenges, find hidden clues in the records, and perform new research. Our expertise and knowledge of the records allow us to progress on your project and point you in new directions for research. You may need assistance in researching in a difficult locality, reading records in a different language, analyzing DNA results, and much more. We are here to help you in every way.
Can Family Locket Genealogists help with my DNA research?
We offer a variety of services to help you use your DNA results to make progress in your research. Our e-Course, Research Like a Pro with DNA, will lead you through a project of your own. If you’d like an hour-long consultation to get you started, we can help. Perhaps you need our expertise to do a complete DNA research project for you. We’ll analyze both your DNA and family tree and help you make progress.
We are mother & daughter professional genealogists sharing ideas for finding ancestors and keeping them close to the heart. Check out our ‘how to’ articles on the blog, then check out our services page for professional research assistance. We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more about us here. Thanks for visiting!
We are thrilled to have Robin Wirthlin as our genetic genealogist. Robin has a B.S. in Molecular Biology from BYU and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.