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Research Log

How a Research Log Will Transform Your Family History Research

A family history research log is a document that tells you what you’ve researched, what you’ve found, what you didn’t find, and what research you still need to tackle. Here’s how to find one and put it to use.


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Top 10 Reader Recommended Free Genealogy Sites

Top 10 Reader Recommended Free Genealogy Sites

Need Help Deciphering Old Genealogy Documents? Explore These Free Handwriting Resources

Need Help Deciphering Old Genealogy Documents? Explore These Free Handwriting Resources

3rd Cousin Twice Removed? This Chart Helps You Sort Out Confusing Cousin Relationships

3rd Cousin Twice Removed? This Chart Helps You Sort Out Confusing Cousin Relationships

Digitizing Family Photos and Records: What’s the Best Format to Use?

Digitizing Family Photos and Records: What’s the Best Format to Use?

Were Your Ancestors American Pioneers? Here’s How to Track Them Down Online

Were Your Ancestors American Pioneers? Here’s How to Track Them Down Online

The “Secret” Codes on Death Certificates That Can Tell You How Your Ancestors Died

The “Secret” Codes on Death Certificates That Can Tell You How Your Ancestors Died

Have You Searched These Genealogy Photo Collections for Your Ancestors?

Have You Searched These Genealogy Photo Collections for Your Ancestors?

Google Maps Will Help You Learn More About Your Ancestors

Google Maps Will Help You Learn More About Your Ancestors

The Important National Death Registers That Many Family Historians Miss

The Important National Death Registers That Many Family Historians Miss

How I Finally Broke Down a 10-Year-Old Brick Wall in 10 Minutes

How I Finally Broke Down a 10-Year-Old Brick Wall in 10 Minutes

Access Paid Genealogy Databases for Free With This Simple Trick

Access Paid Genealogy Databases for Free With This Simple Trick

No, You DON’T Need a Paid Subscription to Do Genealogy Research: Here’s Why

No, You DON’T Need a Paid Subscription to Do Genealogy Research: Here’s Why

Voting Created Some Fascinating Genealogy Records! Here’s Where to Find Them

Voting Created Some Fascinating Genealogy Records! Here’s Where to Find Them

The Vital Genealogy Research Step You May Have Missed

The Vital Genealogy Research Step You May Have Missed

15 Genealogy Books You Can Read for Free With Kindle Unlimited

15 Genealogy Books You Can Read for Free With Kindle Unlimited

Are You Sure They’re Your Ancestors? This Genealogy Blunder is More Common Than Ever

Are You Sure They’re Your Ancestors? This Genealogy Blunder is More Common Than Ever

The 12 Important Genealogy Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

The 12 Important Genealogy Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

How to Fail at Family History Research in 10 Simple Steps

How to Fail at Family History Research in 10 Simple Steps

Do You Have Hidden Native American Ancestry? Here’s How to Find Out

Do You Have Hidden Native American Ancestry? Here’s How to Find Out

The “Secret” Details in the 1940 Census You May Be Missing

The “Secret” Details in the 1940 Census You May Be Missing

Finally! A Super Easy, Visual Way to Organize Your Genealogy Data

Finally! A Super Easy, Visual Way to Organize Your Genealogy Data

Do You Have a Graveyard Kit? Here are the 13 Things I Keep in Mine

Do You Have a Graveyard Kit? Here are the 13 Things I Keep in Mine

Planning a Cemetery Visit? Dos and Don’ts to Read Before You Go

Planning a Cemetery Visit? Dos and Don’ts to Read Before You Go

What I’ve Learned from “Working the Cemeteries”

What I’ve Learned from “Working the Cemeteries”

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