Step 2. Decide what you want to learn about your family
The Research Log
Look at your charts to see what data is missing. If you like, use a highlighter to indicate the missing information. It could be part of a name, or a date or place of birth, marriage, or death. When you have decided what you would like to find out, prepare a research log on a separate form or within your genealogy program. Here is an example of an entry in a Research Log.
Click here for a blank Research Log.
Tip: It’s a good idea to look for more than one source for any piece of information. For example, if you find John’s birth date is 12 June 1900 in a family Bible and on a birth certificate, you can be almost certain that it is correct.