Are you stuck in your genealogical research? Wondering how to make progress on your brick wall problems? Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses to solve difficult cases. Diana Elder shares her step-by-step method using real world examples, easily understood by any level of genealogist; written for the researcher ready to take their skills to the next level. Learn how to form an objective, review your research by creating a timeline analysis, construct a locality guide to direct your research, create a plan, style source citations, set up a research log to organize and track your searches, and write a report detailing your findings and ideas for future research. Work samples and templates are included.
Diana Elder AG is a professional genealogist specializing in United States research, particularly the Mid and Gulf South regions. She grew up hearing family stories and viewing old family photographs and started researching her family in earnest when her dad gave her his years of family history research in a suitcase. A graduate of Brigham Young University in Elementary Education, Diana combines her passion for teaching and genealogy in numerous ways. She created the Research Like a Pro study group to share with other researchers the genealogy research process she discovered through accreditation. Diana co-writes the popular blog, FamilyLocket.com, and lectures at conferences regularly.