Six Steps to Become a Better Genealogy Researcher: Ancestral Findings

I received this in an e-mail today: https://ancestralfindings.com/become-a-better-researcher/ (YouTube video link below in case there are issues with it in the link above) Six Steps to Become a Better Genealogy Researcher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVXqWrcS8zs (YouTube video).

1) Don’t Search Multiple Databases at Once

2) Only Look for One Piece of Information on an Ancestor at a Time

3) Use Wildcards in Your Searches

4) Try a Boolean Search

5) Go Beyond the Big Genealogy Websites*

6) Don’t Limit Yourself to the Internet**

The above items have more information in the the links above.

* Something that is easily overlooked by many genealogists.

** Many records are available online, but the estimates are only 5 – 10% are available online with the rest being off-line access. Some places may do better or worse than 5 – 10% online, but the numerous experts I follow go with 5 – 10%.

 

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Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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1 Response to Six Steps to Become a Better Genealogy Researcher: Ancestral Findings

  1. Dr B says:

    Useful advice, thank you 🙏. Unfortunately I live nowhere near where my ancestors lived so “local” non digital records are not available to me. The internet is a good source for me and at least has got me going in my new hobby.

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