Research Like a Pro Study Group
with Diana Elder, AG® and Nicole Dyer
The study group will begin Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and meet every other week for 7 sessions. This session meets at 7pm Mountain Time. Registration begins January 6, 2020.
Week 1 – Feb 5: Introduction, Objective, Analysis
Week 2 – Feb 19: Locality
Week 3 – Mar 4: Research planning
Week 4 – Mar 18: Source Citations
Week 5 – Apr 1: Research logs and Writing as you go
Week 6 – Apr 15: Report Writing
Week 7 – Apr 29: Organization, Productivity, Education
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 pay for the study group, we will contact you with further information and answer any questions.
One-hour study group sessions will be held via Zoom meetings from the comfort of your home computer.
Following the session, we will share a private link for you to view the recorded session at any time.
Before each session you will have access to a webinar to view in preparation for the session topic.
Each session will consist of discussion on the topic with practical practice and time for questions.
Following each session, you will complete an assignment on your own research problem.
You will receive feedback on your research assignment from your mentor (experienced genealogists and study group graduates) and two other study group members.
You will give feedback on the research assignment to two study group members.
You will receive feedback on your final research report from Diana or Nicole.
The price for the study group is $225. This includes one-on-one mentoring as we tackle your difficult research problems together. This is an amazing value.
Research Like a Pro online core curriculum: $125 value
7 hours of discussion and questions with Diana and Nicole: $400 value
Specific feedback on each assignment from an experienced mentor: $200 value
One year of access to monthly Research Like a Pro office hours sessions: $125 value
Unlimited access to private Facebook support group: priceless
Support and motivation from other group members: priceless
Value: Over $850
You pay: $225
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