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The Genealogy Do Over Workbook

Author : Thomas MacEntee
ISBN : 1523266961
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Back in December 2014, I made a big announcement online and in social media: Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over. Have you ever said to yourself, "That's it! I've had it and it just isn't worth it anymore!" Well, have you? Sort of like the character Howard Beale in the movie Network when he says, live on air, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" By the end of 2014, after more than 25 years of researching my own family history, that is how I felt. My Past Genealogy Research Frustrates Me! While many who read my post thought that I was leaving the genealogy community or closing down my genealogy business, I had to clarify what I meant by "leaving:" Starting in 2015, I planned on setting my 20+ years of genealogy research aside and starting over. From scratch. Seriously. How many times have you thought about doing the same thing? Did you start your research the same way I did, by just collecting names, grabbing stuff from other online trees, or pasting text into your genealogy software? Lately, has the prospect of going back and citing sources or proving facts and evidence brought you down and ruined your genealogy buzz? Do you throw up your hands and say, "I give up!" only to return to the same review and edit process days or weeks later? If you are like me, you need a genealogy makeover. Better yet, a Genealogy Do-Over. That is what I decided to call the journey upon which I embarked in early 2015. Now I want you to come along. Genealogy Do-Over: A New Journey of Genealogical Discovery Here is the short summary of The Genealogy Do-Over: I set aside everything* related to my genealogy research including notebooks, papers, and even digitized files and my genealogy database files and START OVER. I'm hitting the reset button. I'm allowing myself to have a do-over! (* certain items such as vital records ordered and paid for or research gathered on long-distance trips can be retained). Since I started my initial research, much has changed in the areas of genealogy research methodology and education. I now realize the need to collect facts and track them properly, including the use of source citations. I now understand the process of analyzing evidence and proving facts to reach a conclusion. In essence, I know a lot more about the "process" of genealogical research and I want to put it to use. This is not to say that I have not been following proven guidelines when it comes to finding family history. For my research clients (mostly pro bono), I actually employ all the methods advocated by many in the genealogy community. However, when it comes to my own research from years ago, I am not walking the walk . . . I have just been talking the talk. It is not always easy to "walk backwards" and review every bit of information gathered over the years. Instead, I wanted to do more than re-walk a trodden path: I wanted to head out from the same starting point and see where the journey took me. I knew I would have access to better tools, better knowledge and be better equipped for each twist and turn. Now, I encourage you to join me on this journey. The Genealogy Do-Over journey is constructed of 12 mileposts or journey markers that are laid out over one year. You can choose to pace yourself differently. You can even decide to drop some of the less important tasks and add your own. Do whatever it takes to ensure that you are on a firm footing to finding your ancestors.

Organize Your Genealogy

Author : Drew Smith
ISBN : 9781440345036
Genre : Reference
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Get Your Research in Order! Stop struggling to manage all your genealogy facts, files, and data--make a plan of attack to maximize your progress. "Organize Your Genealogy" will show you how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest tech tools and genealogy software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds. In this book, you'll learn how to organize your time and resources, including how to set goals and objectives, determine workable research questions, sort paper and digital documents, keep track of physical and online correspondence, prepare for a research trip, and follow a skill-building plan. With this comprehensive guide, you'll make the most of your research time and energy and put yourself on a road to genealogy success."Organize Your Genealogy" features: Secrets to developing organized habits that will maximize your research time and progressHints for setting up the right physical and online workspacesProven, useful systems for organizing paper and electronic documentsTips for managing genealogy projects and goalsThe best tools for organizing every aspect of your ancestry researchEasy-to-use checklists and worksheets to apply the book's strategiesWhether you're a newbie seeking best practices to get started or a seasoned researcher looking for new and better ways of getting organized, this guide will help you manage every facet of your ancestry research.

The Family Tree Resource Book For Genealogists

Author : Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
ISBN : 1558706860
Genre : Reference
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Provides genealogists with research summaries, maps, and timelines for every U.S. state; detailed county-level data that can be utilized to acquire most genealogical records; and extensive listings of contact information, web sites, libraries, and genealogical and historical societies. Original.

The Genealogist S Google Toolbox

Author : Lisa Louise Cooke
ISBN : 0984522921
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A comprehensive guide to using a wide variety of free Google online tools for researching your family history. Lisa Louise Cooke, producer and host of the internationally popular Genealogy Gems Podcast gives you the research strategies and step by step instructions to be successful.

Mastering Genealogical Proof

Author : Thomas W. Jones (Ph.D.)
ISBN : 1935815075
Genre : Bibliographical citations
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Everyone tracing a family's history faces a dilemma. We strive to reconstruct relationships and lives of people we cannot see, but if we cannot see them, how do we know we have portrayed them accurately? The genealogical proof standard aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians address this dilemma and apply respected standards for acceptable conclusions.

Google Your Family Tree

Author : Daniel M. Lynch
ISBN : 0982073712
Genre : Genealogy
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Google is the most powerful tool available worldwide for online research! With over 20 billion pages in Google's index of the Web, it's likely that some of them contain clues about your ancestors. Finding these pages, however, requires an understanding of filtering and other techniques that have never been explained to many computer users ¿ until now! This book shows you how to tap the full potential of the Internet's most powerful free online service! Written by a genealogist for other genealogists, the contents will help you understand and use dozens of specialized commands to dramatically improve your search skills. The great news is that most techniques are easy to master and perfectly suited for finding people, places, and events. A special command even lets you narrow results by date range to filter results more quickly.

The Japanese Language

Author : Francis E. Miller
ISBN : 9781902749037
Genre : Chinese characters
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