Methods to help you have the results you seek
!. Record Keeping is Critical
2. Timeline is a boost for research
3. Know your Census’s Difference
4. Go back where you were and recheck for new data, especially FamilySearch.org.
5. Do not waste steps : > )
Do you wonder what that statement means?
When researching a book. Make sure your using the Research Log, with page date, name, title, library affiliate etc. Just in case you find a link to more people involved in that family. Always use your Research Log, : > )
3 Same applies for Online Research, catalogue it and be able to quickly go back to reinforce or gather more information.
4. Do not be afraid of Archive Research, I have found it the most fun of all the research events I have done.
5. Become aware of what inhabitants created the state your researching, makes a difference to what the library will have in it’s archives.
Do you know what Cluster Research is?
Have you tried it?
We are now going to talk on Cluster Research, whether it be American or European.
It is a form of watching for more than one name, situation at the same time and place.
My simplified version of lumping various family names or places together when looking.
Neighboring towns, collateral churches, ( many shared the same Church), neighboring families (Many later tie into
your family as married in).
After all they relatives had to come from somewhere.
It pays to take time to read some of the data besides what your going directly for.
http://www.cyndislist.com/ should be on your list,
It will take a while to digest all that is on her list, She has been doing this for more than 17 years.
What exactly is Cyndi's List?
◦ A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
◦ A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
◦ A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research.
◦ A "card catalog" to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet.
Your genealogical research portal onto the Internet.
usgenweb.org or worldgenweb.org or rootsweb.org which ties to Ancestry but is free to use with out fee.