Document Research

Oh, Sidney

If you've read my blog before, you know I've been working on my husband's 2x great grandmother Sidney. Also, I have been doing a "genealogy do-over" to an extent by going back through my family tree software and writing up a summary for each person. This sounds like a waste of time since I have… Continue reading Oh, Sidney

Family History

The Preliminary Survey Begins

According to Val Greenwood, in his book The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, when searching for information on an ancestor, we must first start with what other's have done. This is called the┬ápreliminary survey, or secondary research. The purpose of this review of others' work is to: ...find the answers to three significant questions: What… Continue reading The Preliminary Survey Begins

Family History

Research Project, Sidney Wall(s)

So to start this journey, I'm beginning with a person that I think I have some good info on, but I put her history together in a shoddy manner and I want to go back through the records and make sure that I've properly documented everything as it needs to be. In this post, I'm… Continue reading Research Project, Sidney Wall(s)