In this episode:
- News from the Blogosphere
- Top Tips
- Family Tree University: Source Citations
- Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan
Read Diane’s blog posts on the Genealogy Insider blog: Finding Your Roots” Season Premiere Focuses on Enslaved Ancestors
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
Visit Shelley’s website: Buckeye Family Trees
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. You can purchase the one-hour webinar, Source Citations for Regular People (digital download video) or get a thorough understanding of source citations with her 4-week course, Source Citations for Genealogists.
From the Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan
The Winter 2016 Virtual Genealogy Conference (3/11/16-3/13/16) features the video class Spreadsheet Secrets to Organize Your Genealogy with Shannon Bennett
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!