For those of you on the clock (OTC)….
One of the portfolio submission requirements is to transcribe, abstract and develop a research plan for two documents–one that is BCG supplied and one that is a personal choice.
Have you read North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History?  Helen F.M. Leary, CG, FASG, editor, does a super job of laying out strategies for assessment of documents in Chapter 2.”Designing Research Strategies,” co-authored with Lee Albright. Two types of genealogists might find this book of interest….those who are beginning their genealogical careers and those who want to verify their work by consulting with “a master.”
This is a great resource and I am starting to use it more and more. Did I mention that I don’t even have North Carolina ancestors?—my folks traveled straight away from NYC into the Midwest, but this book is a terrific resource for all aspects of genealogy.
What I have done since the last post: Worked on the program for the Ostfriesen Genealogical Society biennial conference, presented to a Mercer Island retirement group, and worked on my case study and took a new client….my first related to house histories.
 Helen F.M. Leary, CG, FASG, ed., North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History, 2nd ed. (Raleigh: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1996)
You can buy the book new for $55 from the NCGS. I got mine used. Here is the link to the Society: http://www.ncgenealogy.org/shop/books/north-carolina-research-genealogy-local-history-2e-detail