Could you use some structure in your genealogy research? Do you need help breaking down your brick walls? Take our Research Like a Pro eCourse 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. Take quizzes, listen to our free podcast, and read chapters from the book. Join our private Facebook community to share your assignments and receive feedback. Check in during our monthly live “Ask Diana” office hours to get help in a group setting. The e-Course will give you the extra boost you might need in your research efforts. You’ll be able to work at your own pace and still receive valuable assistance along the way.
The E-course will include lifetime access to eight webinars corresponding to chapters in the book. In each webinar, I lead you through the key concepts using real life examples. You’ll get in-depth answers to your questions and gain a deeper understanding of the Research Like a Pro process.
Pedigree analysis and objectives: Learn how to analyze your family tree for possible research opportunities, then how to focus your research with an objective.
Reviewing previous research and analyzing source information: Learn how to analyze the sources you have found and extract all of the possible data from them.
Location research: Study jurisdictions, boundary changes, and discover the importance of understanding “where” an event occurred.
Research planning: Learn to make a focused plan that will guide you to the best sources that will answer your research question.
Source citations: Study the elements of a good source citation and learn to create your own.
Logging your research: Discover how to organize your research using a research log and source citations.
Writing up your research: Learn the many ways you can share your research, how to write a simple proof summary, and discover the best option for any research scenario.
Organization, productivity, and education: Discover new ways to organize your genealogy documents, become more productive in your work, and boost your genealogical knowledge.
How it Works:
-After you register, you’ll be able to immediately access all of the materials on FamilyLocket.com
-Watch the webinars whenever it fits with your schedule.
-Send your questions to Diana by email at Diana@familylocket.com.
-Diana will answer questions in a live “Ask Diana” session once a month. These will be recorded if you can’t participate live.
-Complete the assignments on your own time and share with the private Research Like a Pro Facebook group for feedback.
-After you purchase the course, you will be able to see the “My Courses” tab on the menu to access the eCourse material.
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide Book
We recommend that you purchase a copy of Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide, either the eBook or paperback, to use with the course.
What if you have questions as you work through your own research project? You’ll have lifetime access to the private Research Like a Pro Facebook group where you can ask the community for help as well as submit your assignments for feedback.
You’ll also have lifetime access to the monthly “Ask Diana” chat sessions. Submit your questions ahead of time and receive assistance in solving your tough research problems.
Finally, you’ll receive the new printable Research Like a Pro flowchart. See at a glance the research process with key tips on one convenient page.
Ask Diana Chat Sessions – Tuesdays
Join the video chats live to ask your questions, or watch the recording later. All are encouraged to submit their questions beforehand by email. Check the web page for dates.
The price of the eCourse is $125. You have access to Diana Elder, AG, and Nicole Dyer, and their one-on-one advice through the Facebook group and through monthly office hours. A consultation with Diana usually costs $50 per hour, but with the eCourse, you can sign up to have a 5-15 minute consultation with her each month during the monthly office hour session. Even if you just watch the office hours recording each month, you will learn a lot from from the questions and answers. These office hours are on top of the eight, hour long recorded webinar presentations that you have access to watch on your own time. We think you will find that our Research Like a Pro eCourse is a great value!
What is the Difference between the eCourse and Study Group?
The Research Like a Pro study group has the same online learning modules – webinars, quizzes, etc., but has 8 scheduled group classes with the other researchers in the group via google hangouts. 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. Diana and Nicole also give personalized feedback on each assignment for study group members.
Study Group Upgrade
If you sign up for the Research Like a Pro eCourse, but decide later to join a Research Like a Pro study group, you can upgrade for the price difference during study group registration. Simply contact Diana and Nicole for help. Contact info: Diana@FamilyLocket.com, Nicole@FamilyLocket.com
For more information go to the eCourse main page: Research Like a Pro eCourse.