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...
Today, Diana and I are talking about analyzing your sources - the next thing to do in your research project after creating an objective. In order to establish what you know and determine how reliable it is, you must analyze the source, information, and evidence on a record. Start by gathering up all the sources that you've already found. Talk to close relatives who have knowledge or information about the project. Check online family trees including Ancestry, RootsWeb, FamilySearch Family Tree Genealogies, etc. Diana tells about how it's easy to make a timeline in google sheets or excel with the...
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