Research Log “Check List”

Research Log “Check List”
by Gloria McNabb #5963, CPA CMA, Treasurer
Member of Southeast & Winnipeg Branch
Member of Southwest Branch
Member of Dauphin Branch


As you do your genealogical research, it’s a good idea to keep track of your research activities.  Why – so you will know what information has been found and what needs follow-up. Tracking makes it easier to pick up where you left off and makes better use of your research time.  It helps you avoid looking for the same information over and over and avoids duplication.

When I first started researching my Scottish family in 2016, I often looked for information I had already found because I did not keep track of my research activities.  You may do research one day but not continue researching until a week or a month later.  So, to keep track of my research activities, I developed a simple Research Log “Check List”.

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