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Set yourself up to make your genealogy research efforts successful in 2016, with ideas for organizing, researching and more!
Ep. 92: January 2016
In this episode:
News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad
Diane gives us the scoop on the “Finding Your Roots” season premiere.
Top Tips: Make No Mistake
Making sure that you are researching the correct person as your ancestor is certainly a key to success, so in an extended Top Tips segment professional genealogist Shelley Bishop will join me and she’ll cover seven time-tested strategies to confirm that you have indeed added the right people to your family tree.
- Resist the urge to merge
- Venture beyond the index
- Create a chart or timeline
- Map it out
- Follow the network
- Beware making assumptions
- Play Devils’ Advocate
Family Tree University Spotlight: Source Citations for Genealogists
One area that is absolutely critical to the success of every genealogist is source citation. Shannon Combs-Bennett returns to the show to share some pointers for easier, more effective documentation from her Family Tree University class, Source Citations for Genealogists.
The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan
If the thought of a spreadsheet makes you cringe, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise, because when it comes to genealogy, a spreadsheet can be the best record you’ll ever keep – and even lead you to making new connections you’ve never seen before!
Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.
Have fun climbing your family tree!