Focus on Assembling Research and Adhering to Standards—LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson

SESSION: W111 TRACK: BCG Skillbuilding  TITLE:  Why Standards are for Everyone

SESSION: T205 TRACK: Methodology           TITLE:  Assembling Research Results

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, is a professional genealogist.  She has been active in the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) and lectures frequently on standards and the proper documentation of genealogical work and proof arguments.  Her lecture in the BCG Skillbuilding track will discuss the importance of standards in achieving quality research results.  Her methodology talk will cover nineteen standards used in assembling one’s research as demonstrated in case studies and kinship determination projects.

Garrett-Nelson was a tax lawyer for 35 years before retiring from a partner-level position at Ernst & Young in 2013. She is an author, lecturer, teacher, Certified Genealogist®, and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM.  She is the author of Research in Alabama, part of the NGS Research in the States series of guidebooks. In 2021, she was elected as the 170th Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, the independent honorary society of the leading published scholars in the field of American genealogy. Founded in 1940, the ASG is limited to fifty life-time members designated as Fellows.

Be sure to look at the other talks in the BCG Skillbuilding track.  You don’t have to be working toward certification to benefit from the skills and methods taught in these classes.  Lists of lectures and speakers for the 2022 Sacramento conference appear in two previous blog posts.

Remember that registration for the in-person NGS 2022 Family History Conference has been extended to May 13. Full refunds, less a $50 processing fee, are available until May 1.