Handouts

Here are many of the resources shared at meetings, including forms and information.
Maybe something can be of help to you!

Checklists and Logs
Research Checklist – word doc
a list of sources to search
Date based research log – pdf
simple form to help track where you’ve looked
Repository information form – jpeg
build your search list before your visit
Organization
Organizing Paper Files (Jul 2020 Coffee Hour)pdf
tips and strategies for organizing your paper files
Organizing Digital Files (Jul 2020 Coffee Hour)pdf
tips and strategies for organizing your digital files
Visiting Repositories and Homelands
Planning Offline Research – word doc
tips for planning prior to visiting libraries, courthouses, etc.
The Swem Library at William & Mary – pdf
information for visiting and using the library
Planning a Genealogy Trip (Jul 2020 Coffee Hour)pdf
tips and guidelines for planning a trip (Europe focus)
DNA
DNA Basics for Genealogy (Jul 2020 Coffee Hour)pdf
simple DNA explanation and tips for using DNA in genealogy
Foreign Languages
Foreign Language in Genealogical Research (Aug 2020 Coffee Hour)pdf
strategies for deciphering foreign language documents
Translating German records – pdf
tips and examples for German language records
Misc. Information
18th and 19th Century Medical Terms – pdf
medical term definitions
Writers Group
Preparing Your Writing for Sharing (Jun 2020) – word doc
tips and guidelines for finishing a piece
Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) (May 2020)- word doc
GPS and citations overview
Keeping On (Apr 2020) – word doc
finding a focus and developing your piece
Getting Started (Mar 2020) – word doc
picking a topic and writing advice
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