Tag: research-methods

48 When documenting location, should current or historical place names be used? 2012-10-09T23:34:45.993

34 What are the key features in genealogical software that will help me future proof my research? 2012-10-28T05:48:57.737

32 Transitioning from person-based genealogy to record-based genealogy? 2012-10-17T03:36:21.620

23 Benefiting from another's tree without copying and pasting? 2012-10-09T22:37:19.900

21 Organising digital documents for genealogy and family history? 2013-01-08T14:47:10.867

20 What to do with discarded research data? 2012-10-19T16:11:05.333

19 How can I establish (and describe) my confidence that the child and adult are the same person? 2012-10-31T04:15:03.673

18 What is the advantage of submitting my research to a GENDEX site? 2012-11-20T07:03:51.663

17 How can DNA testing aid me in my genealogy research? 2012-10-09T23:18:52.193

17 What details should I be recording during my research? 2012-11-19T06:44:08.023

16 What is the difference between evidence and information? 2012-10-09T23:19:19.547

16 Determining what old document with Illegible handwriting says? 2012-10-14T21:47:01.330

16 Passing on our data 2012-12-12T11:30:27.723

16 Are there checklists or templates made for visiting the Family History Library in Salt Lake City? 2013-03-21T06:19:01.467

15 How should I deal with conflicting information? 2012-10-09T22:39:06.360

15 Why do historical and genealogical scholars differ in their approach to classifying sources? 2012-10-12T18:18:33.397

15 Tracking family names and migration patterns using GIS? 2012-10-15T07:17:20.730

15 How do I plan a research trip? 2012-11-23T06:38:35.800

15 Determining what records are available in a particular locale? 2013-08-01T21:31:43.067

14 Citation guides for UK sources for family history and genealogy 2012-10-10T09:00:35.883

14 How do you record a person you know existed, but with no (or limited) other details? 2012-10-13T12:06:29.037

14 Correctly identifying individual who goes by multiple names? 2012-10-17T05:03:01.950

14 Validating place names that no longer exist? 2012-11-02T17:28:19.947

14 Determining ethnicity according to ancestry? 2012-11-14T21:13:56.210

14 Finding living relative in Victoria, Australia? 2012-12-03T03:27:21.687

14 Where can I find information on buildings that have been demolished? 2013-12-02T08:19:12.637

13 How can I get all the military records available through NARA (USA) for an individual veteran? 2012-10-09T23:14:53.413

13 How to do research using local resources remotely? 2012-10-15T16:09:11.133

13 Organizing Research: Should I start a binder system? 2012-10-30T05:59:28.187

13 Identify people in 20th-century photos once the older relatives are gone? 2013-12-08T06:02:51.287

12 What details are needed about ancestor to uncover ship they immigrated to America on? 2012-10-12T09:50:07.703

12 Are there advantages or disadvantages in using more than one genealogy software program for recording purposes? 2012-11-11T11:09:45.363

12 Recording details of records about 'same name' or unrelated individuals? 2012-11-11T11:13:28.240

12 Which individual in family tree to research first? 2012-11-11T11:45:05.777

12 Methods to organize medical genealogy information? 2015-11-26T18:36:11.357

11 Retrieving online source about WWII pilots which has vanished? 2012-10-10T00:07:16.550

11 How can I get others excited about an aspect of my family history without gloating? 2012-10-11T19:59:17.923

11 How can I track down back issues of a family history newsletter from the 1980's? 2012-10-25T11:50:15.993

11 Strategy for distinguishing between two possible baptisms, and thus people, parents, etc.? 2013-05-01T13:15:14.753

11 Tracing ancestors in 20th century Romania? 2013-06-23T10:11:15.877

11 Breaking through brick wall with circumstantial evidence? 2013-07-15T21:43:16.027

11 How to record a stillbirth as a genealogical event? 2013-11-13T21:44:17.160

10 Finding original surname of adopted child from New York? 2012-10-12T02:21:53.747

10 How should I record unsuccessful searches (that may constitute negative evidence)? 2012-10-18T13:38:19.933

10 How do I deal with alternative spellings to names? 2012-11-22T00:37:39.183

10 Managing the Multiple Maybes 2013-06-19T12:19:36.067

10 Which FHL microfilms are available to view online? 2013-12-10T19:38:18.040

10 Organizing geographical reference material for English parishes? 2015-11-09T21:53:45.673

9 Where can I find more information on Danish 16th century priests? 2012-10-17T20:38:19.057

9 How can I trace my ancestry in India? 2012-10-25T15:09:12.433

9 Where might I find General Orders No. 77 dated 11 Nov 1943? 2013-01-17T19:07:14.217

9 What are some strategies for limiting the expenses involved in genealogical research? 2013-12-01T01:26:10.910

9 Finding New York City Police files? 2015-06-03T18:26:00.470

9 How do you record fuzzy facts? 2016-01-03T02:03:43.270

9 How can I estimate which of my ancestors were literate? 2016-01-28T09:49:59.063

8 Are all NARA services/records available at all locations? 2012-10-31T21:43:16.283

8 What are ways to collaborate with other Genealogists? 2012-11-14T22:32:28.077

8 Organizing ancestors' "circle of cousins" 2014-07-09T12:32:19.380

8 Approaching relatives with dementia about family history? 2015-05-08T19:25:03.740

8 Where did my 2nd great-uncle William Morris go after 1914? 2017-12-12T21:00:25.500

8 Using shared cM to determine likelihood of misattributed paternity? 2018-06-03T15:57:01.273

7 Finding 20th Century vital records in Germany? 2012-10-18T07:37:53.320

7 Finding twins in England and Wales civil registrations? 2012-10-24T20:00:39.097

7 How would a genealogist utilize Cyndi's List? 2012-10-28T03:09:26.533

7 When/why did the BCG abandon "preponderance of the evidence" (POE)? What is the effect of the change? 2012-10-31T13:27:38.090

7 Need more strategies for meeting "collaborative cousins" 2012-11-03T12:49:07.323

7 Reliability of houseofnames.com: searching for possible Mayflower descendant 2012-12-18T13:36:53.370

7 What New York City vital records are covered by this index on FamilySearch? 2013-12-11T07:13:18.380

7 Finding people who have moved within the same geographical area? 2013-12-26T20:32:49.040

7 Techniques for flagging unconfirmed information? 2014-03-24T15:28:24.800

7 Working with browsable images of probate records? 2014-04-25T15:39:30.107

7 How can I ensure that I am making a reasonably exhaustive search? 2014-05-21T15:34:59.977

7 Finding residence information for Toronto in the 1840s? 2015-06-01T19:08:43.423

7 Searching databases for ancestors with aliases? 2015-08-22T00:27:22.603

7 Making Research Plans for studying the Genetic Genealogy of an Adoptee? 2015-09-09T12:48:55.270

7 How do I visibly make people aware that a connection is only tenuous and further research is needed? 2016-08-27T19:10:29.107

7 How do I determine when to search for non-conformist birth/baptism records? 2018-02-04T16:56:13.757

6 Finding town or local church for distant relative? 2012-10-10T04:30:37.410

6 How do I Keep my Public Tree right sized to meet my own high quality standards? 2012-11-01T11:39:07.000

6 How do I get the most out of a conference as a 'newbie'? 2013-02-11T23:13:54.373

6 Where to find list of census performed in Italy? 2013-06-25T19:57:53.090

6 How do I perform a biographical interview? 2014-01-06T00:37:06.883

6 Determining maiden name of Alice who had eight children (1744-1762) with William Sellick christened at Stogumber, Somerset, without marriage record? 2014-06-14T01:27:47.380

6 Citing online image copies with inadequate information or provenance 2014-07-07T16:13:37.890

6 Assessing the coverage of various collections? 2014-08-22T00:23:53.890

6 How are the grandchildren related to the head of household in this census? 2014-11-25T00:49:07.077

6 Is "mythological" information relevant? 2015-07-08T06:14:31.037

6 Finding archival records for tracing father of illegitimate child in mid 1880s County Down, Ireland? 2016-04-24T17:06:25.467

6 Seeking census records earlier than 1900 for Indiana ancestor named Delmain? 2016-07-24T23:15:21.923

6 Standardizing place names when city sprawls across county borders? 2016-11-06T21:37:23.907

6 How to encourage higher standards of genealogical research on a message board? 2016-12-02T20:19:51.250

6 Working with DNA results for multiple profiles across multiple sites 2018-12-09T10:33:58.877

6 Is my source the document or where I obtained it? 2019-04-02T03:37:17.487

6 Why doesn't my research meet the Genealogical Proof Standard? 2020-03-18T21:24:08.520

5 Ways to index a family history collection? 2012-11-15T15:25:15.650

5 What is the best practice for posting certificates online? 2013-03-16T22:18:18.787

5 What steps should I take to retrieve lost sources? 2013-04-23T21:08:00.187

5 Finding half-sister who may still be living? 2013-06-20T01:04:56.020

5 Looking for info on Patrick Keelin, my elusive Irish ancestor 2013-08-07T20:19:34.750