Today’s podcast episode is all about why you need to start creating research plans for every project, and how to do it. There are fives steps: Create a document with objective at top, compile a summary of known facts, write a hypothesis, make a list of sources to search, then finalize a prioritized strategy. We will talk about the need to be flexible as we follow our research plans, since plans change once you find (or don’t find) something!
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Research Like a Pro, Part 4: What’s the Plan?
Doing a Genealogy Research Project from Start to Finish – Research project template, which includes the research plan template
United States Record finder from the FamilySearch Wiki can help give you ideas for kinds of records to search for specific information. Some additional record lists include the Resource Checklist at the FamilySearch Wiki and the Free Genealogy Research Checklist by Thomas MacEntee.
3 Reasons to Revisit your research – post by Diana at Family Locket about coming back to your research later after you have gained more experience
Becoming An Accredited Genealogist: Levels 2 & 3 Study Group – Session 2, Research Planning
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