Challenge #25: Extract a Document

Imagine you’re a dentist, the kind that pulls out teeth! Extracting a document is like pulling a tooth, except you pick out the sections you want to keep intact. An extract is an exact word-for-word PORTION of a document. You would extract a portion of a...

Challenge #24: Abstract a Document

Your assignment is to go cut down some trees. Now, don’t worry, you are NOT going to ruin the earth with this assignment! You may remember the adage, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” When you find a document that contains information...

Challenge #23: Transcribe a Document

I know you’re just itching to hit the ground and get to work on executing your research plan. Before you do, I have a couple of  basics you should know and implement. They just may help you break through your brick wall. I’m talking about transcribing,...

Challenge #21: No Regrets

Have you ever planned something to do, and when you were in the middle doing it you remembered something you should have had on your list and thought, “Oh! I wish I’d thought of that before!”??? I have. It’s no fun when it happens in the middle of a research project....

EE3 Is Here!

I know you’ll want this! Elizabeth Shown Mills’ book, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources From Artifacts to Cyberspace, Third Edition, will soon be available from Amazon.com!!!!! I already have TWO copies of the Second Edition, but you can bet...

Challenge #20: Time For Some R&R!

I know you want this one! R&R is “Rest and Relaxation.”  Are you feeling rested and relaxed? I wonder! Instead of creating your research plan last week, some of you might have attended the National Genealogical Society Conference in St. Charles, Missouri, or...

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