RLP 96: How to Track and Organize the FAN Club
Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about organizing and keeping track of the names you find on records that don’t fit into your family tree. The friends, associates, and neighbors of your ancestors are important to know and research, but where do you record your findings? Can you add them to your family tree software? We discuss this question and more. Tune in to hear how you can organize your ancestor’s FAN club in using research notes, evidence analysis chronologies, timelines, research logs, Airtable, NameandPlace.com, Legacy Family Tree software, and more.
Elizabeth Shown Mills, QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Cluster Research (The FAN Principle) (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2012). This is an affiliate link to Amazon.
Airtable FAN Club Research Log Template – created by Nicole
Video about How to use the Airtable FAN Club Research Log Template – by Nicole at YouTube
Michele Simmons Lewis, “Tuesday’s Tip – Known Associates,” 12 February 2019, Legacy News (http://news.legacyfamilytree.com : accessed 28 April 2020).
Name and Place – cloud based database tool for organizing one-name, one-place, and local history studies
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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