About the course

Efficient and Effective: The Writing As You Go Method


This six-hour workshop, Efficient and Effective: The Writing As You Go Method, is offered in Eastern (US) time. Please remember to convert to your local time.

This workshop will be recorded and available for viewing for 14 days.

NOTE: Prices are in US dollars.

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This popular topic demonstrates efficient methods that professionals use to start creating genealogical writing products while research is still being conducted. The write as you go method is a logical process that helps with organization, research, and writing from start to finish.

The workshop hands-on practice will give experience in examining the components of various genealogical writing products which invariably leads to more research. Practice opportunities will be provided in defining research questions, creating research plans, and writing up the research to communicate the stories. The attendees will take away exactly how to start and continue effective writing products in an efficient process.


Session 1: 7 November 2022 @ 5pm (EASTERN US) 3-hour session

Session 2: 14 November 2022 @ 5pm (EASTERN US) 3-hour session

Cost for both sessions: $165 (US dollars)

About the presenter 

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL

Elissa is co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP); past-president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, the coordinator since 2007 of the IGHR “Genealogy as a Profession” course in Athens, Georgia, and author of two chapters in the 2018 Professional Genealogy book. She was an instructor and creator for part of Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate course, and a past SLIG course coordinator. She has been involved in ProGen Study since the beginning, being the mentor for groups 1, 25, and 50. She was honored with the Association of Professional Genealogists 2017 Professional Achievement Award.