S101 Writing is Researching: How Narrative & Report Writing Improves Analysis

May 18, 2024

12:30 – 1:30 PM

If you’ve ever wondered how writing can enhance your genealogical research, then the “Writing is Researching: How Narrative & Report Writing Improves Analysis” session on May 18, 2024, is just what you’ve been looking for.

Hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), this skill-building session aims to introduce you to the technique of “stop and think” — the practice of pausing to write during your research process. By integrating writing into your active research, you can unlock powerful insights and deepen your analysis in ways you may not have thought possible.

Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL, the Executive Director of the BCG, will serve as the speaker for this workshop-style presentation. She brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights, offering her thoughts on how the act of writing helps capture your ideas and simultaneously elevates your analytical skills.

In this session, you’ll discover the transformative power of weaving narrative and report writing into your research workflow. By pausing to put your thoughts on paper, you can gain clarity, identify patterns, and uncover new connections within your genealogical findings. Additionally, you’ll learn how writing can bolster your ability to analyze evidence, synthesize information, and craft compelling narratives that bring your family history to life.

At NGS, we’re passionate about demystifying complex topics and empowering you to embrace new strategies in your genealogical journey. Whether you’re looking to improve your skills or you’re a seasoned researcher, this session promises to provide valuable insights that will deepen your understanding of your family’s story.

Join us and explore the innovative technique of writing as a means of enhancing your research and analysis. Together, let’s uncover the powerful intersection of writing and genealogical exploration.