Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Vacation's Over....

What do you do once you return from your genealogy vacation or research trip?

  • As soon as you get home, you should begin recording all of the information that you have gathered on your trip. It's best to input all of your new data while everything is fresh in your memory.
  • Document and label your photographs, photocopies, and scanned images.
  • If you managed to collect a lot of new information on your trip, be sure to keep it organized so that you do not lose or misplace any of your new notes and research. 
  • Create source citations for all of your new evidence.
  • Once everything has been documented and organized, begin to process all of your new information. Processing everything you have learned on your trip may take some time but you should compare new information with your previous research. Revise your data, consider new evidence and reevaluate where you are in your search.
  • As you document your evidence, make note of which repositories gave you the most information and which offered the least. Record any useful information or impressions you made about the places you visited. This information can help you decide which institutions may be worth another visit in the future.

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