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Genealogy Do-Over Cycle 2: Schedule of Topics

The Genealogy Do-Over starts on Friday 2 January 2015 - here is a list of topics to be covered as we go "all in" with our genealogy research. Are you in?

Below is the list of topics to be covered during the Cycle 2 of the Genealogy Do-Over beginning Friday, 3 April 2015. As you review the topics please keep these things in mind:

  • This is a curated list based on a) my own experience as a genealogist, b) my experience as a genealogy educator, and c) information gathered from other genealogists online and in attendance at offline conferences and workshops.
  • The list is representative, in my opinion, of core areas of aptitude required for basic successful genealogical research. Your mileage may differ . . . meaning that your research habits and specific research projects may warrant different areas of concentration in terms of skill building.
  • Participants (and viewers) may agree or disagree with the topics or the order of the topics; feel free to add or remove topics that you feel are not relevant to your specific genealogy research project.
  • Each week, an UPDATED post for Cycle 2 will appear here at GeneaBloggers covering the Genealogy Do-Over topics. Posts will include tips, advice and resources.

Genealogy Do-Over Facebook Group and More

An interactive collaborative community for the Genealogy Do-Over has been created on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogydoover/. Those hoping to participate in the Genealogy Do-Over, and those just monitoring the group’s progress, are encouraged to join. Just like the entire Genealogy Do-Over program, there is no fee or “upcharge” for this collaborative environment.

Over the next week look for more added features to help you succeed in your Genealogy Do-Over.

Genealogy Do-Over Topics

(click each heading to go to the post for that topic)

Week 1 – 3-9 April 2015

  • Setting Previous Research Aside
  • Preparing to Research
  • Establishing Base Practices and Guidelines

Week 2 – 10-16 April 2015

  • Setting Research Goals
  • Conducting Self Interview
  • Conducting Family Interviews

Week 3 – 17-23 April 2015

  • Tracking Research
  • Conducting Research

Week 4 – 24-30 April 2015

  • Managing Projects and Tasks
  • Tracking Searches

Week 5 – 1-7 May 2015

  • Building a Research Toolbox
  • Citing Sources

Week 6 – 8-14 May 2015

  • Evaluating Evidence
  • Reviewing Online Education Options

Week 7 – 15-21 May 2015

  • Reviewing Genealogy Database Software
  • Digitizing Photos and Documents

Week 8 – 22-28 May 2015

  • Conducting Collateral Research
  • Reviewing Offline Education Options

Week 9 – 29 May-4 June 2015

  • Conducting Cluster Research
  • Organizing Research Materials – Documents and Photos

Week 10 – 5-11 June 2015

  • Reviewing DNA Testing Options
  • Organizing Research Materials – Digital

Week 11 – 12-18 June 2015

  • Reviewing Social Media Options
  • Building a Research Network

Week 12 – 19-25 June 2015

  • Sharing Research
  • Reviewing Research Travel Options

Week 13 – 26 June-2 July 2015

  • Securing Research Data
  • Reviewing the Journey

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