RLP 86: Mining Records for Research Opportunities – Certification Preparation
Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to analyze a record thoroughly and find clues for future research. Nicole is preparing her portfolio to submit to the Board for Certification of Genealogists, so we are discussing portfolio element 3 – Document Work – in conjunction with this subject. For this portfolio element, applicants are given a document to transcribe and analyze. We focus primarily on parts 3C, 3D, and 3E – creating a research question, analysis, and research plan from the document. We discuss how to use seemingly insignificant clues to broaden the scope of the research and make discoveries pertinent to the research question.
Genealogy Standards by the Board for Certification of Genealogists – affiliate link to Amazon
BCG Application Guide – published by the Board for Certification of Genealogists as a PDF file on their website
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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