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Step 2.    Decide what you want to learn about your family


The Research Log

Look at your charts to see what data is missing. If you like, use a highlighter to indicate the missing information. It could be part of a name, or a date or place of birth, marriage, or death. When you have decided what you would like to find out, prepare a research log on a separate form or within your genealogy program. Here is an example of an entry in a Research Log.

 

Click here for a blank Research Log.

 

Tip: It’s a good idea to look for more than one source for any piece of information. For example, if you find John’s birth date is 12 June 1900 in a family Bible and on a birth certificate, you can be almost certain that it is correct.

 

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