Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Speaker Profile-Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

"Baker’s Dozen Steps to Writing Research Reports," Saturday, 11 May, 8:00 a.m., S401

Each time we conduct research a report of the findings (and non-findings) should be written. This is true whether we share our research with others or our own files. The writing process helps drive the analysis and research process and makes us better researchers. Recording the research path through its twists and turns also helps us to not repeat work unnecessarily. Following the thirteen steps laid out in this lecture will help you become more efficient and systematic about writing. This lecture concludes with a real example of how to build a research report from the first question to the last conclusion.

A professional genealogist specializing in western Pennsylvania research for over two decades and president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Elissa Scalise Powell, CGSM, CGLSM, realizes the importance of communicating our research to both others and to our future selves. She is an educator who has taught at several genealogical institutes, conferences, and seminars and is co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). With her dedication to genealogical education and professional development, Elissa is always willing to help genealogists become better no matter their present level of experience and to provide opportunities in which learning can occur.


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