Logging your findings
An important step when researching your family tree. Logging your findings help you keep a track of:
- What you have researched
- What you still need to be researched
- Records reviewed and discounted as not being your ancestor
- sources (enables another researcher to check your findings)
- Sources can be a website, a certificate, a research archive etc...
What does a research log look like?
A example can be downloaded here.
This depends entirely on yourself. It is your tree so you have complete control over what you research about it. I recommend that it contains a task list which can be used as a quick check for what has been found and what still needs to be found.
The research log should also contain images of your finding for each person e.g. the 1911 census record showing their marital status, parents/children/siblings, occupation, age and address.
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