Family Locket Genealogists – NGS 2020
We are thrilled to be speaking at the National Genealogical Society on-demand virtual conference this year. We had hoped to meet you at the exhibit hall, but we are glad you decided to stop by our virtual booth instead! This “virtual exhibit hall” page will tell you about our podcast, books, online course, study groups, and more. Use our coupon code NGS2020 to receive a 20% discount on our Research Like a Pro online course, books, and more. Scroll to the bottom to find additional syllabus material for our on demand classes.
Diana and Nicole discuss genealogy research methodology in their weekly podcast, Research Like a Pro, with frequent guest appearances by Robin Wirthlin on DNA topics. Learn about research objectives, analysis, locality research, research planning, source citations, report writing, case studies, and more. To view a list of recent episodes, click here: Research Like a Pro Podcast recent episodes. To receive the weekly episodes, subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. You can also sign up for our newsletter to receive notifications of new episodes.
Use the discount code NGS2020 to get an extra 20% off books, felt trees, process charts, and the Research Like a Pro Online Course. Expires July 31, 2020.
Research Like a Pro
Our bestselling book Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide is for sale here on our website for the conference price of $11.99. We ship to the United States. You can also purchase print copies on Amazon.com and other booksellers. The eBook is just $4.99 on Amazon Kindle.
Find Names for the Temple
Find Names for the Temple: A Step-by-Step Method for Success is on sale for $7.99 and is a great resource for family history consultants in the LDS Church. The eBook is just $2.99 on Amazon Kindle.
Felt Family Tree Kits
Felt Family Tree Kits are $7.99 and are available in many different colors. The circles have velcro on the back so toddlers can move the pieces around. For older kids, they can create this as a wall hanging without the velcro. You can also purchase the pattern PDF download for $2.99.
Robin Wirthlin, our genetic genealogist, has designed two process charts to guide you through the steps for making discoveries about your family with DNA. Process Tree 1 guides you through verifying genetic connections to ancestors. Process Tree 2 is focused on solving unknown and misattributed parentage cases. These laminated charts can be purchased on our website. They are also available as a PDF Download.
Read more about how to use the DNA Process Charts here: DNA Process Trees: Learn What to Do Next blog post by Nicole at Family Locket.
Research Like a Pro Online Course
Could you use some structure in your genealogy research? Do you need help breaking down your brick walls? Take our Research Like a Pro e-Course to learn how to analyze records, make a research plan, keep a research log, and write a report. Watch eight webinars recorded by Diana Elder, AG, and Nicole Dyer. Take quizzes and join our private Facebook community to share your assignments and receive feedback. Check in during our live monthly office hours session to get help in a group setting. Research Like a Pro will give you the extra boost you need in your research efforts. You’ll be able to work at your own pace and still receive valuable assistance along the way. The cost for the course is $125, but with the 20% of coupon code NGS2020, you can get the course for just $100.
Learn more, read reviews, and register here: Research Like a Pro e-Course
We hold two study groups each year – Research Like a Pro in the spring and Research Like a Pro with DNA in the fall. Registration for RLP with DNA will begin in August. To get on our waiting list and receive advance notice of registration opening and early-bird sales, click below:
Diana Elder, AG and Nicole Dyer are professional genealogists who educate through their blog, books, and teaching. Diana and Nicole are the mother-daughter team who authored Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and are co-hosts of the free Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast. Diana is an Accredited Genealogist professional specializing in the gulf-south United States region. She is a Commissioner on the Board of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Accredited Genealogists (ICAPGen). Nicole is the publicity chair for the Pima County Genealogy Society.
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Here are some of our popular freebies available to download:
Our U.S. Census Records Cheat Sheet has information about each census and when it was taken, helpful links to detailed information about each census year, birth year calculations, and more. The four-page cheat sheet includes a page of sample reference note citations for census records. We’ve included a section all about the non population schedules and what you can find on them, as well as a page about analyzing census records.
On our probate records cheat sheet, you can find an ABC of terms in probate records, learn about types of estates, see several sample citations, and learn how to use probate records as evidence. There are four pages in this cheat sheet, with one dedicated to teaching you about wills and how to understand them. When using wills as evidence, we should remember that not all family members may be listed. Another page is all about what kinds of papers you can find in a probate file.
We have created a U.S. Federal Census Tables template for you to use when writing your reports or extracting information from censuses. You can copy and paste the template from the census year you are viewing and paste it into your research project document or research report, then fill in the columns with the head of household, tick marks for pre-1850 censuses, and names for post-1850 censuses. You can add notes and additional information – the columns are all created to match the columns in each census year, which changed over time.
In our three page Sample DNA Citations Cheat Sheet, we have give you three pages of helpful content. The first page is a list of the 5 questions to guide DNA citations, then in the second page, you will see sample citations for DNA informational materials, like articles telling about DNA test results. There are also sample citations for DNA matches and DNA test reports that you may be using as evidence in your genealogy research reports and conclusions.
Our NGS On Demand Presentations – Expanded Syllabi
We have added material to our syllabi for our NGS 2020 lectures. You may download the expanded syllabi below.
Transcribe and Take Note: Using Google Docs, Sheets, and Keep for Data Collection – Expanded Syllabus
Tech Tools for Diagramming Complex Relationships in Cluster and DNA Research – Expanded Syllabus
The Dynamic Duo for Locality Research: The FamilySearch Catalog and Research Wiki – Expanded Syllabus
Navigating the Unique Texas Land Grant System – Expanded Syllabus
Settlers of Indian Territory: Discovering their Stories in this Unique Place and Time – Expanded Syllabus