"Developing Good Research Questions" by Amy E. K. Arner
To be efficient, effective researchers, genealogists need to develop good research questions. This presentation will cover the elements of good research questions and how to create them. Attendees will have time to write and share their research questions.
Amy E. K. Arner specializes in western Pennsylvania research and editing genealogical works. She serves as a content editor for the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and co-edited the North Hills Genealogists [of Pittsburgh] newsletter for twelve years. She previously served as the secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists and as the president of its Great Lakes Chapter. In 2015, the Association of Professional Genealogists awarded her its Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award of Merit for her service to the organization. Her early interest in a box of old family documents led to her taking courses at Brigham Young University, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She applies her knowledge in researching both her own and clients’ families.