Effective Research

Now that you know how and where to start your research the second part of this series helps you research more effectively.

There are also four videos in this section and there is a set of notes that can be downloaded to accompany each of these videos.

They are best watched in sequential order and they can be paused so that you can watch them at your own speed and leisure.




2.1 Genealogical Proof Standard

Family history research is not dissimilar to any other historical research, but if you make a mistake, you'll be researching someone else's family!

In the first presentation of this section you'll learn about the Genealogical Proof Standard - a respected technique to make sure you're "Getting It Right".


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2.2 Recording Conventions

Recording the information you find about your family is a consistent way will make your research easier.

In this presentation we look at how to do this!


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2.3 Getting Help

One of the great things about discovering your family history is the number of Very Helpful People out there who can help you when you get stuck.

This presentation shows you how to find them and get the most out of their help!



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2.4 DNA Basics

The newest record available is in your DNA.

The last presentation in this section explains the basics of how DNA for genealogy works and debunks some of the myths about it!



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Thank you to the Wellington Masonic Club Inc.for the funding to produce these resources.