A couple of weeks ago I recorded a video podcast episode for Hoardganize, an organizing podcast hosted by Rachel Seavey of Collector Care. We focused on genealogy: getting started, as well as organizing results. I’m accustomed to audio podcasts, so I find it fairly tortuous to watch myself talk. I’m hopeful that it’s less tortuous for you. That aside, I think we had a great discussion and there’s some good info in there.
Here are some highlights:
- Where to start: start with yourself and work up your tree (1:30)
- Gather the basic info: birth, marriage, death, censuses
- Track info in an Ancestry.com tree or download info and build a family tree using separate software
- Research direct lines (9:00)
- Move to collateral lines
- Using Family Search (10:25)
- Using libraries (15:06)
- U.S. research versus other countries (16:11)
- Organizing your documents (17:54)
- My file naming protocol
- Keeping track of what you’re doing now and what you want to research in the future
I hope you find it helpful. If you do, please feel free to share!