Upcoming Appearance: FREE WEBINAR What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research, Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee highlights the benefits and pitfalls of incorporating the family history work of others in this FREE webinar "What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research" on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

FREE WEBINAR: What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research

Here is a way to attend one of my brand new lectures without leaving the home or office!  On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018, starting at 1:00 pm Central, I will be teaching What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research  over at the Legacy Family Tree Webinars site.

This lecture is FREE, but seating is limited to the first 1,000 attendees and promises to fill up fast!  Click HERE to register and then make sure you log in at least 15 minutes before start time!

What are the “benefits” and “pitfalls” of using the family history research of others?

Summary: Whether you are new to genealogy or you’ve been working on your family history for years, incorporating the research of others can always be tricky. Here’s how to develop a proven strategy to benefit from the work of other genealogists.

Description: Many of us as genealogists have inherited research from a relative and we are not always sure whether the content is reliable? What’s the best way to incorporate the research of others into your own research without leading to dead ends, road blocks and unnecessary detours? Here’s a road map on the best way to handle “outside research” and benefit from it as you combine the content with your own research.


  • The “Outside Research” Problem
  • Inherited Research Action Plan
  • Evaluating Research Content: A Step-by-Step Approach
  • Working with Other Researchers
  • Tips and Tricks for Incorporating Research
  • Resource List


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About the Author

Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.