Getting Started

Websites

Ancestry Academy

Cyndi's List (Beginners)

FamilySearch Getting Started

GenealogyGuys Learn

National Genealogical Society

A Strong Foundation

Cite Your Sources

Evidence Analysis

Write it Down

Resolving Conflicts

Creating a Research Plan

Genealogy Explained, The Genealogical Proof Standard

Genealogy Resources (UK)

 

Research Plan Templates

   .pdf Version*

   .docx Version

 

To Do Templates

   .pdf Version*

   .xlsx Version

Pedigree Chart

   Pedigree Chart with Ahnentafel numbers from LostCousins.com

   Four Generation Pedigree Chart

DNA/Family Contacts

   .pdf Version*

   .xlsx Version

 

 

*I include a PDF version for formatting purposes.  As a Mac user (my templates are created in Numbers) I'm never sure what happens when converted to Windows/Word/Excel.  If you use Mac software the templates should open in Numbers.

Resources

Board for Certification of Genealogists, Genealogy Standards, Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Washington, DC 2014.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1997.

_______. Evidence Explained, Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2017.

______. QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence Style, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2017. 

______. QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry.com® Databases & Images, 2nd Edition, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2017.

______, Your Stripped-bare Guide to Citing Sources (Quicksheet), Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2015.

______. QuickSheet: Citing Genetic Sources for History Research: Evidence Style, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2015.

Updated 6-8-2020