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Research Like a Pro is a podcast about genealogy research methodology. Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer of FamilyLocket.com discuss how to take your family history research to the next level and uncover more of your family tree. Learn about research objectives, analysis, locality research, research planning, source citations, report writing, case studies, and more. Diana and Nicole are the mother-daughter team at FamilyLocket.com and the creators of the Amazon bestselling book, Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide. Diana created the Research Like a Pro method after becoming an Accredited Genealogy professional through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses and make progress on your own brick walls.

Research Like a Pro is a podcast about genealogy research methodology. Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer of FamilyLocket.com discuss how to take your family history research to the next level and uncover more of your family tree. Learn about research objectives, analysis, locality research, research planning, source citations, report writing, case studies, and more. Diana and Nicole are the mother-daughter team at FamilyLocket.com and the creators of the Amazon bestselling book, Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide. Diana created the Research Like a Pro method after becoming an Accredited Genealogy professional through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses and make progress on your own brick walls.
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Research Like a Pro is a podcast about genealogy research methodology. Diana Elder and Nicole Dyer of FamilyLocket.com discuss how to take your family history research to the next level and uncover more of your family tree. Learn about research objectives, analysis, locality research, research planning, source citations, report writing, case studies, and more. Diana and Nicole are the mother-daughter team at FamilyLocket.com and the creators of the Amazon bestselling book, Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide. Diana created the Research Like a Pro method after becoming an Accredited Genealogy professional through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses and make progress on your own brick walls.

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Episodes

RLP 70 - DNA Tools and Methodology Part 2: Chromosome browsers, segment triangulation, chromosome mapping, visual phasing

11/11/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is a discussion with Robin Wirthlin about DNA tools and methods involving segment data. AncestryDNA doesn't provide segment data, but the other companies do! With chromosome browsers and segment data, you can use segment triangulation and chromosome mapping to prove common ancestors. Join us as we talk about how this all works! Links The Chromosome Browser: A Tool for Visualizing Segment Data by Nicole at Family Locket Segment Triangulation by Diana...

Duration:00:31:29

RLP 69: DNA Tools Part 1: Clustering, Pedigree Triangulation, WATO

11/4/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is a discussion with Robin Wirthlin about how to use DNA tools and methodology in your genetic genealogy. This is part 1 of DNA tools, focusing on creating genetic networks, pedigree triangulation, and the What are the Odds tool at DNA Painter. We grouped these together because they are usually the first tools and methods to use. You don't need segment information or chromosome browsers to use these tools. You can use your AncestryDNA results and create...

Duration:01:02:33

RLP 68: Interview with Dana Leeds

10/28/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is an interview with Dana Leeds about her method of color clustering DNA Matches. This is called the Leeds Method. When she first shared her method last year, it became an instant success. The Autocluster reports created at Genetic Affairs and the Collins Leeds method are both based on the Leeds Method of color clustering. Listen in to hear all about the Leeds Method and Dana's experience doing the Research Like a Pro study group. Links Genetic...

Duration:00:43:02

RLP 65: Tax Records part 3 - How to Find Tax Records

10/21/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to find tax records. We discuss our go-to places to search, starting with the FamilySearch Wiki. Diana shares how she found the Maryland tax records transcribed and indexed at the Maryland Archives website through a link in the Wiki. We also discuss using the FamilySearch catalog to tap into all the digitized microfilm available online at FamilySearch that is typically unindexed, browse only microfilm. This is probably the most common way...

Duration:00:28:29

RLP 66: Tax Records Part 2 - Types of Tax Records

10/14/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about U.S. tax records and the various types you might encounter. Each state decided how to tax their citizens a little differently. Colonial Virginia had tithables and quitrents. Later, these were replaced with poll taxes. Most tax records fall into three categories, which we discuss - poll, real property, and personal property. Nicole shares how poll taxes in North Carolina help determine the ages of John Johnson's sons and separate him from other...

Duration:00:26:47

RLP 65: Tax Records part 1 - How to Use Tax Records

10/7/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about using tax records to solve genealogy research questions. This is the first of a three part series about tax records. Our examples are from U.S. research, but most countries tax their citizens, and the same general principles apply to researching there as well. In this part of the series, we tell you about three steps for extracting information from tax records, putting the data in a research log, correlating the data in a table, and then...

Duration:00:52:34

RLP 64: Finding Jeanie's Father - Interview with Hazel Scullin

9/30/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is an interview with Hazel Scullin, who solved an unknown parentage case in her family using DNA. Hazel is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University with a BA in Family History. She walks us through the steps she used to come to a conclusion about the father of her grandmother, Jeanie. Jeanie was born in Salt Lake City in 1943, and her biological mother was from San Diego. Using traditional genealogy research and DNA evidence, Hazel found Jeanie's...

Duration:00:48:28

RLP 63: Locality Research in a DNA Research Project

9/23/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about the locality guide step of the Research Like a Pro process, and how you can use DNA information in this part of the process. Even if you don’t like to travel, your DNA has been places! There are myriad places where our countless ancestors lived over the course of time. Many of these ancestors passed their DNA on to us. We each have a multitude of DNA segments that can be traced back to specific ancestors or ancestral couples. An exciting aspect...

Duration:00:53:32

RLP 62: Separating Men of the Same Name

9/16/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about determining which of the many people of the same name and same place is your subject. How do you make sense of a complicated situation such as two individuals with very similar identities? It takes thorough research of all family members, analyzing the data, and then understanding the locality. Diana tells about the Edward Sullivan project, and how she solved it. Links Will the Real Edward Please Stand Up? Separating Men of the Same...

Duration:00:23:26

RLP 61: Analyzing Your Sources in a DNA Research Project

9/9/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to incorporate DNA information into the timeline and analysis part of a research project. The timeline and analysis portion of the Research Like a Pro process is at the beginning. It helps you determine your starting point, because you look at all the sources you already have. After you test your DNA, you have an additional source that will help you in your family history research, that can be included in this phase. In the context of using...

Duration:00:43:09

RLP 60: Who Was Anne Carter, Case Study and Interview with Kimball Carter, CG

9/2/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is an interview with Certified Genealogist® Kimball Carter. We discuss Kimballs' fourth great grandmother, Anne Carter, and the challenging research he undertook to determine her identity and relationships. Anne died in 1789 in Westmoreland County, Virginia and appears in numerous family trees and authored works as the wife of Thomas Carter. Her maiden name was given variously as Neale, Hunter, or Claytor. Kimball noticed some discrepancies in the...

Duration:00:58:24

RLP 59: Writing As You Research

8/26/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about the most efficient way to write reports. We discuss the pros and cons of writing as you research and writing at the end of your research. We discuss the process of analyzing the source and information in the records you find in your research notes and report, and when to correlate the information that you find. Listen in to find out what conclusion we came to - is it better to write as you research or write your report at the end of your...

Duration:00:33:41

RLP 58 Track Your Family with a Timeline - A Tale of Two Swedes

8/19/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to use timelines to help you get started with your research project. As you gather all the sources about your objective that you already have and put them in a timeline, you'll notice holes, make connections, have ideas for your research plan, and may even discover that you already have the answer. We talk about different ways to make timelines and recommend our favorite method. We also discuss Diana's case study of separating two Swedish...

Duration:00:48:14

RLP 57: Three Steps to Focus Your DNA Research with an Objective

8/12/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to focus your DNA research with an objective. If you feel overwhelmed by all the matches and all the test results you have, perhaps focusing on one research question could help. Maybe you want to confirm a relationship or focus on a brick wall ancestor. We discuss how to create an objective with genetic genealogist Robin Wirthlin. Links What Do You Want to Know? 3 Steps to Focus Your DNA Research by Robin at Family Locket Creating an...

Duration:00:27:42

RLP 56: Researching in Libraries and Archives the Do's and Don'ts

8/5/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to prepare for a visit to a library or archive. These repositories hold valuable records for genealogists - but many of us have not visited one before. Today we'll talk with Melissa Barker, the Archive Lady, about how to make the most of your visit to any library or archive. Links A Genealogist in the Archives Blog http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/ Melissa Barker's Legacy Family Tree Webinar Presenter Page for Webinar and...

Duration:00:37:43

RLP 55 It's Not All Online Researching in Archives

7/29/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about finding records in archives. Maybe you have already exhausted all the online records and are ready to find those additional records that haven't been digitized yet. In repositories like courthouses and archives, you may be able to find unique and relatively unknown records. Join us as we talk with Melissa Barker, the Archive Lady, about how to find records like manuscript collections, voting records, photographs, school records, loose records,...

Duration:00:43:09

RLP 54: Three Ways to Chart Your DNA Matches

7/22/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about organizing your DNA matches by creating diagrams. Charting your DNA matches in a pedigree showing most recent common ancestor can help you visualize your DNA results like never before. We'll talk about two online charting options, charting using Ancestry.com's trees, and also an offline method. There are many more. Join us as we talk with Robin Wirthlin about how to chart your DNA matches! Links What Do You Want to Know? 3 Steps to Focus Your...

Duration:00:32:00

RLP 53: Homestead Records

7/15/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about United States Homestead Records. Do you have anyone in your family who took advantage of the Homestead Law of 1862? It is estimated that 2 million individuals applied for up to 320 acres of free land and your ancestor might be among them. We talk about two applicants for 320 acres in New Mexico about 1906 and 1911 and the details we learned about their family from the case files obtained from the National Archives. Links BYU Conference on...

Duration:00:55:40

RLP 52: Using Your DNA Results-4 Simple Steps

7/8/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about what you should do with your autosomal DNA results. If you have a huge match list and no idea what to do with it, this episode is for you. We'll go over four steps to help you get started with contacting cousins, noting your relationship, and preparing to use your DNA as evidence for future research projects. Links Understanding and Using Your DNA Results – 4 Simple Steps - by Robin at Family Locket; includes Robin's template for contacting...

Duration:00:33:15

RLP 51: Which DNA Test Should I Take? DNA Testing Strategy

7/1/2019
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Today's episode of Research Like a Pro is about is all about the different types of DNA tests. Robin Wirthlin, our genetic genealogist, tells about the basics of DNA testing, which tests might help answer certain questions, and how to know which company to test with. Links Which DNA Test Should I Take? blog post by Robin at Family Locket DNA-Recommended Testing Strategy blog post by Robin at Family Locket The Shared cM Project 3.0 tool v4 at DNA Painter Buy a DNA Test: Ancestry DNA...

Duration:00:58:22