Genealogy: Learning begins with a question

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  • Gracie Boise, ID
    Feb. 26, 2013 10:32 a.m.

    A great, succinct overview of all the most valuable questions to use especially for North American research interests. My advice beyond this has two points:

    1. Keep your objective in mind, the reason why you're seeking your ancestors. The amount of questions you answer through research efforts should reflect your goal.

    2. A researcher does not have to find every scrap of information to be found on his or her ancestors unless that is the goal. Don't listen to those who say you cannot be doing a good job unless you find it all. When in doubt, go back to point #1 and trust your mind and heart to lead you in the directions you need to go.