Wednesday, May 23, 2018

"Research Like A Pro: A Genealogist's Guide" Book Available in Print

I received this information from Diana Elder today:


Research Like a Pro: A Genealogists Guide 
now Available in Print
Amazon bestselling eBook is now a paperback

(Highland, Utah, May 22–) The print edition of Amazon bestseller Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide is now available for purchase. Authors Diana Elder, AG and Nicole Dyer are the creators of where they write educational articles about discovering ancestors and offer professional genealogy services. 
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide is for genealogists who are just starting out as well as researchers who want to develop a disciplined research methodology. The book gives readers a step-by-step method for applying the genealogy research process to their research questions.
The eBook edition of Research Like a Pro reached Amazon bestseller status for the genealogy category when it was first released in February 2018. Diana says:
I didn't set out to write a book. One year ago, I took my final test in the process of becoming an Accredited Genealogist professional through The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Once I was awarded the credential in July of 2017, I wanted to share the research process I had perfected as I brought my research skills up to a professional level. I wrote a series of blog posts titled "Research Like A Pro."
Curious if the process would work as well for others as it had for me, I started the Research Like A Pro Study Group. The researchers ranged from those who had worked mainly on FamilySearch and Ancestry to others who were graduates of the Boston University genealogy program. By the end of the 12 week course, the success of the study group members told me I had something that needed to be shared. Nicole and I compiled the blogs posts and course material into a single format and titled it Research Like A Pro: A Genealogist's Guide. Available only as an e-book for the first three months, we're excited to launch the print version.
Research Like A Pro: A Genealogist's Guide is a step-by-step method that guides readers through each part of the research process. Each chapter includes examples from the author’s own genealogy research and ends with a specific task. Readers learn how to form an objective, review their research by creating a timeline analysis, construct a locality guide to direct their research, create a plan, style source citations, set up a research log to organize and track their searches, and write a report detailing their findings and ideas for future research. Work samples and templates give readers additional tools.
With the purchase of the book, either the electronic or print version, customers are eligible to join the secret Research Like A Pro Facebook group. The next Research Like a Pro study group begins in September, with eight interactive webinar presentations, assignments, and feedback on each assignment. The Research Like A Pro e-course will be released this summer, for those who want to view all the webinars and work through the assignments at their own pace.
Diana and Nicole are giving away the first part of their Research Like a Pro e-course to everyone who buys the print edition of Research Like a Pro before Memorial Day Monday, May 28 at 11:59 pm PT. The rest of the e-course will be released this summer. To receive the video, send your receipt to, and on Tuesday, May 29, you will receive the link to the webinar and the password to view it. 
Part One of the Research Like a Pro e-course is about research objectives. The first 7 parts correspond to a chapter in the book:
  1. Research Objectives
  2. Analyze Your Sources
  3. Locality Research 
  4. Research Planning 
  5. Source Citations 
  6. Research Logs 
  7. Report Writing 
  8. Organization and Productivity is an educational website for genealogists offering helpful blog posts, a study group, and professional research services.
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