The Genealogy Do-Over™: A Year of Learning from Mistakes

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Length: 60 minutes (flexible)

Summary: Frustrated with the way you originally researched your genealogy? Were you a name collector? Did you not care or not even know about citing sources? Now there’s hope and you get a “do-over.” Follow genealogist Thomas MacEntee as he basically starts his genealogy research from scratch but includes sound research practices and methodologies as well as new templates, tools and the latest technology to create a better body of family history research.

Description: It isn’t often that we get a “do-over” when it comes to stuff that matters in life. When you first got started researching your family history, did you do some things that now are just plain “embarrassing” such as name collecting, not citing sources and more? Well now there’s hope since genealogists from beginner to advanced are employing new research methodologies and documentation practices. Follow genealogist Thomas MacEntee as he basically starts his genealogy research from scratch but includes sound research practices and methodologies as well as new templates, tools and the latest technology to create a better body of family history research.

Audience Level: Beginner.

Content: 4 pages.

Outline

  • The Seven Deadly Sins of a Sloppy Genealogist – A Learning Opportunity
  • Confessing My Sins and Committing to a Better Way
  • The Seven Successful Virtues of a Reborn Genealogist
    • Creating a Genealogy Plan
    • Embracing the Genealogical Proof Standard
    • Using a Genealogy Research Log
    • Citing Your Sources – It’s Not as Scary as You Think
    • Analyzing Data Before Using Data
    • Capturing and Organizing Content
    • Sharing Your Family History Finds
  • Staying the Course and Moving Forward
  • Resource List

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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