Jill Crandell on better Census analysis and Research Logs

March 3rd, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Records, W145, “Making Sense of Censuses: Analyzing and Interpreting Census Data”
2:30 pm, Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Solving Problems, S410, “ResearchTies: Why Every Good Genealogist Needs a Quality Research Log”
8:00 am, Saturday, 13 May 2017

Speaker BIO: Jill N. Crandell, MA, AG®is accredited in Midwest U.S. research and holds an MA in history and a BA in family history. She is an assistant teaching professor at Brigham Young University and the director of the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy. She is also developer of ResearchTiesTM.

“Making Sense of Censuses: Analyzing and Interpreting Census Data” (W145, 2:30 pm, Wednesday, 10 May 2017).
Jill has taught family history classes at the university level for thirteen years, helping hundreds of students learn to accurately analyze and interpret census data. Censuses provide family names, ages, residence, and family structure. Unfortunately, some census surveys provide conflicting and confusing information. Names change, birthplaces are different, and ages vary. Learn methods to analyze discrepancies, as well as tricks for using search engines to locate entries that are not precisely accurate.

“ResearchTies: Why Every Good Genealogist Needs a Quality Research Log” (S410, 8:00 am, Saturday, 13 May 2017)
The need to be methodical and efficient causes many of us to struggle as we seek the best methods to record and retrieve our documents. Research logs of the past have not met our needs. ResearchTiesTM is an online program designed to meet the need for a quality research planner and log. This class will focus on the necessary features of a research log that streamline work, manage documents, and facilitate analysis. Any researcher, beginner or professional, will benefit from the use of a quality research log. Learn to log quickly, file easily, and retrieve documents instantly. It is possible to enjoy the process of logging and planning research!

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