Monday, January 26, 2015

Beginning Research Steps..

You've done all the basics, added all the information from family members and relatives and you still have many bits of missing information and you've only gone back a couple of generations, now what?

This is where you begin to take time to look for the missing information and family members from various online databases or repositories if necessary and become a bit of a genealogy detective.

Looking at your pedigree chart is the first step to finding what is missing. If I look at mine, I notice that I've got a number missing ancestors to locate:

I'd like to introduce you to the Research Process...if you follow this you will always be able to be through in your research and follow its design. FamilySearch Wiki has a great article on this which takes you step by step through the research process:

1) Identify what you know
2) Decide what you want to learn
3) Select records to search
4) Obtain and search the records
5) Evaluate and Use the Information

In my diagram above, I could use this guide to seek out the parents of William Gimson, Thomas Marsh, Francis Stallabrass, William Andrews and Anne Brignell.

With all the choices, I need to carefully look at each one and follow these steps.

Have a stab at it, next week I'll write up my step by step and let's see how good each of you did. Feel free to share.

Comments Are Always Welcome!

Building Bridges for All Generations!

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Friday, January 9, 2015

A New Year - New Findings!

Last year our emphasis was on gathering the information around us, from our home, from living family members and creating a file system to keep them organized. 

Just like the flower buds above, the seeds of family history have been sown and will blossom as you continue to build upon what you have done up to this point.

I'd like to review what we've done thus far and move onto the research process in hopes that all who are following this blog can get caught up as a New Year begins. Click on the following links to review what we have covered in 2014:

Enjoy reviewing as we begin 2015 with the resolve to add and grow your Family Tree. 

My dear friend Pat from Dear Myrtle is also reaching out to new individuals through her new series entitled Beginning Genealogy. This is the link to her first episode done on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015.

With all these great aids and ideas its going to a Family History feast for 2015!

Comments Are Always Welcome!

Building Bridges for All Generations!

 (c) 2005-2015, Timeless Genealogies, All Rights Reserved