Family History

Accreditation

I don't know what I'm thinking, but I've pretty much decided that I don't have enough to do in my life right now (cue sarcastic snort), so I'm going to attempt to get an Accredited Genealogist┬« Credential. I've started on the four-generation project for the Level 1 ICAPGEN accreditation and I am already wondering what… Continue reading Accreditation

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