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What’s a genealogical research question?

If you find yourself wasting time doing genealogy research, a genealogical research question is your key to stopping…

What is? A genealogical research question is a specific question you want answered about your ancestor. It is not: who was he or she? That’s a general question and can be answered many different ways. It is: where was he born? It could also be: who are his parents?

Once you have a specific question, you can start thinking about what sources will answer it. If your question is about his place of birth, then you know a gravestone inscription likely won’t help you (unless your ancestor is from an ethnic group that lists place of origin on the graves), but a death certificate or a census enumeration might.

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