The Weekend Genealogist: Timesaving Techniques for Effective Research
Researching family history takes time - time that many people just don't have. This book shows them how to maximize their research efficiency by saving time and utilizing what little they have in the best way possible. Melnyk teaches how to make every minute count through step-by-step instruction and sidebars highlighting important tips and procedures. A wide variety of organizational techniques illustrate how to streamline research using everything from research facilities and the Internet to research trips, the postal service and more. Readers will learn how to focus their efforts to get the best results possible in the time available. Selling points: Addresses the very common reader frustration of not having the time necessary to do the work needed. Oganization and research techniques are presented in a clear, easy-to-understand fashion, appropriate for beginner and advanced researcher alike.
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The names meant nothing to me at the time, but now, many research hours later,
they do. Before you can prepare for a research trip, determine what records you
need and who holds those records. There is no magical date when all states and
territories started to keep detailed birth, marriage, and death records. Every state
and territory had their own requirements, starting at different times, for
maintaining records. Many states did not begin statewide record keeping until
Make sure to take along all of the information you need for the trip. This includes
everything you accumulated by mail or phone about the facility, including the
name of the person you spoke with. Leave your files out on your desk so your
spouse can easily find them when you call home and ask them to check for
something you forgot! 4. When packing your research materials, be selective and
take only what you need. This is one mistake that many researchers make. They
take along ...
research trips, either by myself or other researchers. The basic premise of "
always be prepared" can and will be successfully applied to many other aspects
of your life. Organization has become more important to me as I have gotten older
(my memory isn't what it used to be), and my research time has become more
finite. Investing time in advance of a research trip, either by writing, using the
Internet, or calling the facility, makes the trip more profitable. Make every precious
minute in a ...
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The Weekend Genealogist: Timesaving Techniques for Effective Research (PBS Ancestor)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Melnyk, a professional genealogist, addresses the need for time management and organization in this latest how-to-do-genealogy-better guide. She gears this toward new genealogists strapped for ... Read full review
Review: The Weekend Genealogist: Timesaving Techniques for Effective ResearchUser Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
This book was very handy. It gave me a reason to look at records that I never really considered looking at before. It has really wet my apetite to start looking again. Now just to find the time! Read full review
Controlling the Paper Pile
Gathering Information by Mail
Getting Your Computer and
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