How to Build a Research Plan — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Research can be defined as “a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding“ https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/research As family historians, we are constantly trying to discover new information and reach new understandings – it is inherent in what we do. But how should we go about uncovering new […]

How to Build a Research Plan — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

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3 thoughts on “How to Build a Research Plan — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

  1. I usually discover things by pretending I am not really looking. I have folders for particular people, which I build up over time. I find the biggest discoveries turn up when I expect them least. I am fairly certain my mother is connected to the aristocracy via my GGG Grandmother. It is a branch of my family, which was previously notable only for the bag of potatoes, which was part of her son’s legacy. Perhaps I should be more methodical about this but I always figure when the time is right I will obtain the proof.

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