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  • Angela Harrison 7:42 am on December 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ancestry, family tree maker, genealogy, research tips   

    Theres a great video blogger who works with ancestry.com , shes a pro genealogist called crista. she did a video a couple of years ago about ‘how to research like a pro’. http://youtu.be/qIouAd6B-3w

    In a nutshell, set out your research plan thus:
    1) What Do You Want To Know?

    2) What do you already know?
    3) How do you know it?
    (bounce back and forth between 2 and 3 until you’ve answered these questions thoroughly)

    4) Where could you possibly find what you want to know?
    5) Do these records exist? If so, where?

    She also suggests using the NOTES section on your person of interests family tree maker file, to write down a timeline of information you’ve found – in chronoligcal order of the event (not in the order in which you found the info) so you can see what you know, how you know it, and identify periods of missing info too. (its explained around the 8 minute mark in the video)

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  • Angela Harrison 6:45 am on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Another research How-to about British India. From familysearch. Interesting! its a pdf
    https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/79/East%2BIndia%2BCompany%2BRecords.pdf

     
  • Angela Harrison 1:21 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Extensive list of British India and EIC research resources from a 4 year funded study into the time.
    http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/eicah/files/2013/01/Online-Resources-Final-21.08.14.pdf

     
  • Angela Harrison 12:58 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Unattached list sources of records. Abraham was noted to be a store sergeant, unattached list, in the 1850s and 60s
    http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php/Unattached_List

     
  • Angela Harrison 3:43 pm on December 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    A PDF with instructions for researching members of the East India Company Military
    http://www.nam.ac.uk/sites/default/files/research-information-1.pdf

     
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