Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about how to use timelines to help you get started with your research project. As you gather all the sources about your objective that you already have and put them in a timeline, you’ll notice holes, make connections, have ideas for your research plan, and may even discover that you already have the answer. We talk about different ways to make timelines and recommend our favorite method. We also discuss Diana’s case study of separating two Swedish men of the same name in Massachusetts and how a timeline was invaluable for coming to the correct conclusion.
A Tale of Two Swedes Presentation– Slides from Diana’s BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference 2019 Presentation
Track Your Family with a Timelineby Diana at Family Locket
Research Like a Pro, Part 2: Analyze Your Sourcesby Diana at Family Locket
Research Like a Pro with DNA Study Group– sign up for our Fall study group
Online Swedish and Finnish Research course(Fall 2019) with the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
Elizabeth Shown Mills, Context: A Powerful Tool for Problem Solving, NGS 2019 Conference, Nicole listened to the audio via PlayBack Now.
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guideby Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com – if you purchase our book (which is only $4.99 on Kindle) you get access to all our templates, including our timeline analysis spreadsheet that you can download.
Research Like a Pro eCourse– register
Research Like a Pro Study Group– more information and email list
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