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Documenting and sharing are fundamental to a genealogist’s work. Learn guidelines for preparing more informative, accurate, and useful research reports for yourself and others. The webinar shows how observing genealogical standards can improve written communication of research notes and findings. Topics include ten essential characteristics of quality reports, optional report elements, and standards applied to research case examples.


Presenter: Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL

A board-certified genealogist, Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL, is coeditor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ). She has served as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and is the former editor of its newsletter, OnBoard. Nancy has conducted research to solve complex identity and kinship problems for clients. Her personal and client research focuses primarily on England, Germany, New York, and southeastern United States. She lectures at local and national conferences and is an instructor for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the BCG Education Fund on skill-building topics and genealogy standards. Her work has been published in NGSQ and other genealogical journals. She authored the “Research Reports” chapter in Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice, & Standards (2018).

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