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Yvette Hoitink

Research reports are not just for professionals, but are a great tool for anyone who wants to answer their research questions. Write a research report to yourself to organize your thoughts, analyze the evidence, document your findings, and solve your puzzles. Using an example from the Netherlands, this presentation demonstrates how you can organize a research report to spot more clues in records, discover and resolve discrepancies, and build reliable conclusions.

Presenter: Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QGTM is a professional genealogist, writer, and lecturer from the Netherlands who specializes in researching Dutch ancestors. Her Dutch Genealogy website has helped thousands of people find their ancestors from the Netherlands. Yvette has a background in computer science and business studies and worked as an IT consultant and project manager for the National Archives of the Netherlands. In 2012, Yvette became a professional genealogist, working for clients with ancestors from the Netherlands or its former colonies. She has a postgraduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee and is certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Yvette lectures about research in the Netherlands, methodology, emigration, and related topics. She won excellence awards for her articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

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