Getting Started


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

   Four Generation Pedigree Chart






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® 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