Best Practices SIG
Annette Burke Lyttle
Hello, my name is Annette Burke Lyttle and I am the coordinator of the Best Practices Special Interest Group. Pat Adams is the SIG'S co-coordinator. We meet on Zoom the third Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. If you have a question about the SIG, or would like to attend the next meeting, send an email to me –– click HERE –– and I will respond as quickly as I can.
This SIG focuses on learning and using the best research practices in our genealogy work. Best practices can make our research more efficient and effective, and can help us keep from making mistakes about the identities and relationships of our ancestors. We don't want to accidentally attach the wrong person to our family tree and end up researching folks who are not our ancestors. This SIG uses a combination of presentations, guided study, and discussion.
In 2023, we will be using the book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques by George Morgan and Drew Smith, as our textbook, and we have supplementary handouts as well. This SIG accepts new members throughout the year, but those who join after January should be prepared to catch up on the topics that have already been studied.
You must be a member of The Villages Genealogical Society to participate in our meetings.
Zoom Meeting Schedule
| MEETING DATE
| 18 Jan 2023
|| Examine Your Brick Wall in Detail
| 20 Feb 2023
|| Locality Research & Research Planning
| 20 Mar 2023
|| Derivative Sources & Sources of Seconday Information
| 17 Apr 2023
|| Neighborhood or Cluster Research
| 15 May 2023
|| Incorporate Newspaper Research
| 19 Jun 2023
|| Get Help from Others
| 17 Jul 2023
|| Professional Help, Step Back and Learn
| 21 Aug 2023
|| Understanding Source Citations
| 18 Sep 2023
|| Working with DNA Results
| 16 Oct 2023
|| Put the Techniques to Work
| 20 Nov 2023
|| Report on Research Results
| 18 Dec 2023
|| Report on Research Results & 2024 Planning
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