Tips and a step-by-step case study help attendees learn how to decide when adequate research has been conducted to meet the goals of a project. This session covers determining what other sources might be available, analyzing, and organizing research to ensure that a reasonably exhaustive search has been conducted.
This was presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists on October 7, 2016. 1 hour. For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists and genealogy standards, visit www.bcgcertification.org.
The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.
- An excellent informative presentation.
- As always, Pam presents clearly and thoroughly!
- Awesome! Pamela's case study was a great way to show if enough research had been done or not.
- dynamic speaker, full of enthusiasm, easy to uderstand
- Excellent job, Pam! I could listen to you for hours!!!
- Excellent!! Interesting, informative and entertaining !
- Excellent, just beginning to recognize need for this type of process. Thank you
- Fantastic. Really enjoyed the research strategy she employed to show indirect proof.
- Great insights into research. Exhausting research is something I need to pursue.
- Great presenter - funny, enlightening. Lots of good reasoning.
- Great webinar, goes into a lot of information that I really need to hear again and again.
- I am beginning to unerstand what "thorough" means!
- I now recognize that I need to slow down and do the necessary planning
- I really appreciated the case study and the steps. I'm still working on my "process", so this was very helpful.
- I was amazed at how far we really have to search to prove our conclusions.
- Loved it! Especially the idea of creating a profile page for each ancestor!
- My first live webinar. Amazing
- new subject area for me!
- Perseverance is the ideal. Great information and very encouraging.
- She was a fantastic speaker. I would listen to any subject she would teach. Efficient and Informative.
- Terrific presenter!! Loved her style and kept me awake after only 3 hours sleep last night!
- Thanks for the simplified version of standards! Great presentation using live example
- The family research presented was the perfect example of exhaustive search and when enough is enough. Well Done and helpful.
- Very informative, I have a better plan now for beginning a project, and don't feel bad about wanting to get adequate proof.
- Wonderful presentation. Pam has given me good information on how I will revamp my method for searching for information on a book that I will be writing about my Dad.
- Wow! What an awesome presentation. Gave lots of great suggestions on new avenues for research!
About the author:
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, is a professional researcher, educator, author, and lecturer. She has developed, coordinated, and taught courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research since 2007. She co-coordinates and teaches in the Researching in Washington, DC, without Leaving Home and the advanced land course at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the advanced land course at Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She has taught in Boston University's Professional Certificate Program in Genealogy. Pam is former NGS director of education and publications, former board member of NGS and FGS, co-author of Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family's History and Heritage with the Power of the Internet (2003) and Research in Missouri (1999, 2007), former FGS FORUM Digitools columnist, and a former editor of APGQ. She is a popular seminar presenter who has spoken at genealogy conferences and seminars nationwide and on international cruises.