how to, professional genealogy

Did you start out looking for your great grandmother’s birth date… and end up looking at a census enumeration of her 6th cousin? #genealogy

Almost every genealogist I’ve met has the same problem. They start out with a plan. And then they get distracted. Six hours later, they’re still staring at the computer, no closer to answering their question.

There’s a way to end the time wasting. Start thinking about your genealogy like a science project. Do you have a hypothesis to test or a research question to answer? What sources do you need to test or answer that question? What should you do next?

Curious and want to learn more? Please join us February 23rd for a class on the research process at Middletown Adult Education. Registration information is available here.

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