Ch 7 by Elizabeth Kutz
Chapter 7Organizing & Evaluating  Research FindingsThe Researcher’s Guide to American            Genealogy        Val D. G...
Purpose of Record Keeping  Notes and Records  Documentation• You will be judged by the completeness  and accuracy of you...
Good Research NotesKeep you in touch with your genealogical problemAid those who follow youAvoid duplication at all cost
Two MethodsPaper – 20th Century StyleComputer-21st Century Style
Paper MethodTake notes on good quality, uniform sized (letter) paperDo not recopy your notes (do it right the first time...
Computer MethodWord – Good for all notesExcel – Excellent for spreadsheets and tables. Can be imported into WordImages-...
Research NotesSimpleCompleteNot time consumingResearcher’s identity and date of research on each page• Do not recopy p...
Research CalendarAll research – positive or negativeFootnote form for sourcesDate of researchLimited range, preferably...
Notes, etc.Contain purpose of researchContain condition of record(s) File systematically – locality, surname, chronolog...
FinallyWrite periodic reports for file –most important as it satisfies GPS (Genealogical Proof Standard)NEVER, NEVER thr...
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Ch 7 - Organizing & Evaluating Research Findings

  1. 1. Ch 7 by Elizabeth Kutz
  2. 2. Chapter 7Organizing & Evaluating Research FindingsThe Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy Val D. Greenwood
  3. 3. Purpose of Record Keeping Notes and Records Documentation• You will be judged by the completeness and accuracy of your research
  4. 4. Good Research NotesKeep you in touch with your genealogical problemAid those who follow youAvoid duplication at all cost
  5. 5. Two MethodsPaper – 20th Century StyleComputer-21st Century Style
  6. 6. Paper MethodTake notes on good quality, uniform sized (letter) paperDo not recopy your notes (do it right the first time!) Use pencil (no ink)
  7. 7. Computer MethodWord – Good for all notesExcel – Excellent for spreadsheets and tables. Can be imported into WordImages-All pictures, photocopies, etc.• The advantage of using the computer method is the ability of having ALL research with you and NO paper!
  8. 8. Research NotesSimpleCompleteNot time consumingResearcher’s identity and date of research on each page• Do not recopy paper notes!
  9. 9. Research CalendarAll research – positive or negativeFootnote form for sourcesDate of researchLimited range, preferably by localityResearcher’s identity on all pagesTable of contents for your notesSignificant findings - optional
  10. 10. Notes, etc.Contain purpose of researchContain condition of record(s) File systematically – locality, surname, chronologicallyKeep copy of pedigree in file Tabulate, evaluate, and analyze periodically
  11. 11. FinallyWrite periodic reports for file –most important as it satisfies GPS (Genealogical Proof Standard)NEVER, NEVER throw away any of your research notes or calendars
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