Challenge #19: Create A Research Plan

Time to make a plan! What is a research plan? “Genealogy Standards #9: Planned Research,” reads, “Genealogical research beings with and follows dynamic plans for gathering information from – or images of – resources. The plan’s purpose is to meet stated...

Challenge #15: Write It Up!

It’s time to break out the chocolate cake or donuts or whatever form of reward you use to convince yourself to do an unpleasant task because this one is not pleasant! Up to this point, you’ve been digging into all your previous research on your subject of...

Challenge #14: Correlate Previous Findings

You just spent the last several weeks analyzing your previous research. Now, it’s time to correlate your previous research findings. Genealogy Standards #47 gives this description of evidence correlation: “Genealogists test their evidence by comparing and...

Challenge #13: Drill Into Old Photos

Hopefully, you’re almost done with analyzing the sources and information in your previous research. If you haven’t already done it, finish off your analysis with the records you have yet to re-examine in your files. Finally, tackle the photos you have for that family...

Get More Out of Your DNA Test Results!

This guest post is written by Skip Duett of UpstateNYRoots.com. You took the plunge and had your autosomal DNA tested at AncestryDNA. Hooray! Welcome to the club! This cutting edge technology offers great potential for moving your research along. Maybe it will help...

Challenge #11: Drill Into Land Records

In your previous research, did you find any land records for your ancestor? Land records have been a key to breaking through many of my brick walls: I found evidence of land being distributed at a man’s death to his children. I found a women selling land to a man of...

Susan Farrell Bankhead, CG

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