The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast
By Nicole Dyer
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Research Like a Pro is a podcast about genealogy research methodology. Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer of FamilyLocket.com discuss how to take your family history research to the next level and uncover more of your family tree. Learn about research objectives, analysis, locality research, research planning, source citations, report writing, case studies, and more. Diana and Nicole are the mother-daughter team at FamilyLocket.com and the creators of the Amazon bestselling book, Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide. Diana created the Research Like a Pro method after becoming an Accredited Genealogy professional through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses and make progress on your own brick walls.
||CleanRLP 27: Personal Genealogy Software||Three reasons why you should download personal genealogy software to manage your family tree. Are you only using an online family tree? You may be missing out on powerful features.||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 26: U.S. Federal Census Records Part 2||How to analyze census records||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 25: U.S. Federal Census Records Part 1||About censuses 1790-1940 and what they contain||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 24: U.S. Probate Records Part 2||How to use information from probate records as evidence||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 23: United States Probate Records Part 1||All about probate records and how to find them||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 22: How to Find an Original Record||How to find the original image of an indexed entry on FamilySearch||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 21: The FamilySearch Catalog||How to use the FamilySearch catalog||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 20: How to Become an Accredited Genealogy Professional||Nicole interviews Diana about the process of accreditation||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 19: Interview with Study Group graduate Sherri Hessick||How the research like a pro method helped Sherri||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 18: How to Make a Locality Guide||Tips for making a locality guide and knowing when it's done.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 17: Discovering Ancestor Actions: WWII War Mothers||Using the Research Like a Pro process to discover more about the actions of our ancestors||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 16: How to Deal with Skeletons in the Closet||How to deal with and write about family secrets||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 15: When to Hire a Professional Genealogist||If you have a difficult problem to solve, consider hiring a professional||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 14: Lucinda Keaton Case Study||How Nicole solved a brick wall with the research like a pro process||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 13: Education||How to continue your genealogy education||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 12: Productivity||How to make the best use of your family history research time||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 11: Organization||How to organize your genealogy research, papers and electronic documents||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 10: George W. Dillard Case Study||The case of proving a woman's father in the early 1800s in Alabama||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 9: Report Writing||Writing about your research helps you make connections||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 8: Research Logs||Genealogy research is better when you log it||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 7: Source Citations||How to create source citations and why they are important in genealogy||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 6: Research Planning||How to create a research plan for your genealogy research question||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 5: Locality Research Part 2||How to add historical context to your research with newspapers and county histories||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 4: Locality Research Part 1||How to create a locality guide and understand the geographical and historical context||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 3: Analyze Your Sources||How to analyze what you already know and determine the reliability of a source.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 2: Research Objectives||Why you need research objectives and how to create them||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRLP 1: Introduction||About Diana and Nicole and the "research like a pro" process||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A Great Way to Learn!
Two thoughts after listening to one episode of this new show: 1) This podcast is rich with information that every beginning genealogist should hear and every seasoned hobbiest should review. 2) Diana and Nicole have a natural chat-around-the-kitchen-table style that is very enjoyable to hear. Five stars for a podcast worth listening to!
Genealogy Research Tips for All Levels
Boston University's Genealogical Essentials class recently opened my eyes that my decade-long research methods have been completely amateur in nature. I turned to the Research Like a Pro podcast for better instruction on how to improve my hunt for ancestors, and it has taught me so much in so little time during my commutes to and from work! I tend to feel very overwhelmed by the plethora of sources to wade through and the number of ancestral stories to uncover, but Diana and Nicole's goal-setting tips help to ease my anxiety through the process. In fact, I've just signed up for their e-course study group and can't wait to get started on a fresh project the right way! I am curious, though -- how big of a disadvantage is it to not visit the Family History Library? What collections or resources do they provide that a genealogist might have trouble accessing online or elsewhere?
Great how to’s
This podcast has great information for its listeners. Nicole and Diana do a great job with letting the listeners know where and how to find information for their genealogy searches. From beginners to advanced they let you know how to do the correct things to become a better genealogist.
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