Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research written by Forensic Genealogist Leslie Brinkley Lawson is a new course offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies starting January 12, 2015.
A professional or serious minded genealogist needs to perfect core skills to help them achieve success whether they conduct research for clients, lecture, or write. These skills include source citation, transcription and writing. In the field of genealogy there are some texts that are considered the standard by which professionals are judged―these include Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace by Elizabeth Shown Mills, Dr. Thomas Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Proof and the Board for Certification of Genealogists’ Genealogy Standards. These books help prepare the professional or serious minded genealogist for the day to day work of writing, analyzing and preparing information for themselves or the clients that they come in contact with. Books like Professional Genealogy “offers benchmarks by which they can advance their skills and place their businesses on sounder footing.”
In this course students will study portions of some of the above mentioned texts and complete assignments and exercises to better understand the key elements taught within its pages.
Not a course for beginning researchers, please be aware this course is classified as “Intermediate Level” in the Professional Development Certificate Program. It has been developed for individuals who are at or working in the Intermediate to Advanced Levels in our other certificate programs. If you are considering taking this course, you should have completed or have full knowledge/experience from our courses: Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting, Methodology – Part 3: More Strategies, and Methodology – Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording.
This course requires compulsory materials.
Take your research to the next level and register for Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research today!