The Villages Genealogical Society
Facts, Tips & Tricks
Tips to help discover and trace your genealogy.
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An Ancestor Chart records the ancestors from whom you directly descend--those for whom you intend to compile a complete and correct family unit. It shows at a glance the progress you have made towards this goal and what remains to be done.
Last Updated: 27 March 2016
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Cemetery Form: These sheets are useful for people who wish to keep track of information in graveyards or sexton’s records.
Last Updated: 27 March 2016
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Correspondence Record: is important to keep track of those with whom you have corresponded, the reasons for writing, and whether or not you have already received an answer.
Last Updated: 27 March 2016
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Family Group Sheet: This sheet is what we use to keep track of family data. It features references for each piece of information that is placed on a worksheet. Since the end result of your research efforts will be to compile complete, correct and connected families, the use of family group sheets from the beginning will make the compilation much easier.
Last Updated: 27 March 2016
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A General Family Relationships Chart is a "Family Graph Chart." Names of family members or couples are written in boxes. Optional lines highlight the relationships. Use with generations going down, or across.
Last Updated: 27 March 2016
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The Pedigree chart is the road map of you and your ancestors. It begins with YOU! Females must use their maiden names.
Last Updated: 27 March 2016
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Source Summary: It is helpful to be able to refer quickly to information you have found for a particular family and the sources of that information. Keep a separate source summary of information found for each family group.
Last Updated: 27 March 2016
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The Research Calendar gives an account of every record source you have searched and serves as a reminder of what you have already done and where you have found pertinent information.
Last Updated: 27 March 2016
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Use the Research Extract Sheets to summarize information which cannot be photocopied, for which there is no document in your possession, or for things such as deeds which may be time-consuming or difficult to reread quickly when you need information from the copy you have.
Last Updated: 27 March 2016