Using a Genealogy Research Log

Does your genealogy search feel a bit scattered? Whip it into organized, efficient shape by using a research log.



A log is a comprehensive list of sources you’ve already searched or plan to search, including the purpose of each search (what you want to find); a summary of what you did or didn’t find; the related person or family and where they lived; notations and source citations; and comments about your search strategies, suggestions, questions, analyses and discrepancies.

Use these easy tips to start and maintain a proper research log!

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