Planning Research

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG
Nov 17, 2021
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About BCG
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Speaker's Introduction
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Developing a Plan
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Focused Question
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Evaluating a Plan
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About this webinar

Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research. The thorough research required by the Genealogical Proof Standard should not be undertaken in a haphazard manner. This webinar provides useful tips on developing an effective research plan, including the importance of crafting a focused research question and prioritizing potentially relevant sources.

About the speaker

About the speaker

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in 2016 and currently serves as President. She was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in October 2021. She enjoyed a 35-yea
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  1. CL
    Celia Lewis
    10 months ago

    Love the clear step-by-step approach to researching the specific research question!

  2. AC
    April Conley
    11 months ago

    Very informative. I wasn’t able to find some of the publications mentioned ont the NGS website. Overall lots of good info to navigate thru

  3. DN
    Donna Newman
    11 months ago

    This was very helpful. The way the speaker connected the process to specific genealogical standards and referenced the detail in the rubrics provided some grounding and context. I still find it a challenge to organize a research plan and prioritize the resources, especially when starting with oral history, but hopefully I’ll get better at this. The webinar gave me some ideas for how to tackle an involved research project I’m currently trying to wrap my head around.

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    Rochelle Males
    11 months ago

    Fantastically done. Thank you so much for explaining this so well!

  5. SD
    Sue Denim
    11 months ago

    Webinar fantastic very informative and interesting.

  6. PK
    Peggy Kehoe
    11 months ago

    I’m not normally a research planner. I usually just hop and skip around when I find someone or something interesting. LaBrenda made planning seem easier than I’ve seen before and interesting, too!

  7. LJ
    Leslie Johnson
    11 months ago

    This webinar was very informative since it is a topic that does not seem to be discussed or taught much in genealogy circles. As a beginning researcher, I appreciated the step-by-step plan the presenter discussed during the webinar and outlined in the handout.

  8. NT
    Norm Talbot
    11 months ago

    Excellent presentation was well focused as should our future research plans.


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