Developing Good Research Habits

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
May 15, 2018
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First Impressions
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Bad Research Habits
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Good Habits
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About this webinar

Developing those good, er, successful research habits takes planning, time, experience, and patience to be effective. Learn steps and tools for becoming a better researcher both at home and in repositories, and for developing successful habits that make the most of your genealogy time budget.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Paula considers herself fortunate to be an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She also specializes in Native American research
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    6 years ago

    Very Clear Concise and enjoyable.

    Very detailed! Loved it!

    Very good and very thorough.

    Very good tips on how to research.

    Very good. Worthwhile information well presented.

    Very helpful ideas – Paula presents things in an organized and logical way. I appreciate that she give examples of things that can be

    Very informative. Ready to use majority of the suggestions in my research.

    Very informative. There’s so much out there to learn and Paula presented it in an easily understood format. Her suggestions to take
    classes, talk to others, join groups, etc. is really valuable advice.

    “Very informative. Great presentation.”

    Very informative. I feel so far from even coming close to having consistent enough methods of researching at this point that these
    suggestions have helped to make me feel like I am capable of doing a much better job. Everywhere you duscuss genealogy, you hear how far
    another person has researched and how very much that they have discovered. One begins to feel so at a loss. Paula has made me feel that
    her strategy and methods not only are simple but exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you, Paula.

    Very inspirational and high energy speaker. Wonderful!

    Very inspirational since I’m just reviewing my genealogy and reorganizing and scanning my files. Thanks

    Very interesting and informative presentation.

    Very motivating. Paula is a very interesting & knowledgeable speaker. Thank you!

    Very organized!

    Very thorough and makes setting out to research and document family history doable. Good advice about when you feel overwhelmed.
    Was cooking dinner and only got to hear part. Will catch rest tomorrow. Enjoyed what I heard.

    Was very helpful. As a researcher, I was doing it all wrong but good to have some proper guidelines after this webinar.

    Wealth of information

    Webinar gave lots of information that I found very helpful.

    Well done – something for everyone

    Well organized. Thank you for a great webinar.

    Wonderful information and ideas! Wish I had learned this BEFORE I started my research.

    Wonderful webinar on developing research habits.

    Write first impressions! I am going to try this! Thank you!

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    6 years ago

    Great! Wish I had thought about writing my first impression of many finds! Thanks 🙂


    I enjoyed a reminder about all the little things that will make researching and staying organized easier. I’m currently taking courses
    at SLCC so organization is definitely going to be important and I want to be more productive with my time.

    I got a few tips about how I should do things. Most just reminding me of what I should do and a few new ways of doing things. I enjoyed
    it very much.

    I have been fortunate enough to have heard Paula a few times in person. She always gives her audience so much good, practical knowledge.

    Great genealogist and speaker. Thanks for offering this webinar.

    I learned quite a lot. Paula was very helpful.

    I really enjoyed Paula’s suggestions and tips. So many good things to think about to be more successful in researching.

    Incorporating General Events in to your timeline is gold!

    Interesting information and well organized presentation

    “It was a nice reminder of getting organized BEFORE I research!

    Thank you!”

    It was clear and easy to follow if one puts their mind to researching correctly.

    It was very helpful for me.

    It was wonderful to have a seminar with great suggestions for more experienced researchers rather than beginners. I really appreciated
    the new tips I picked up through this webinar even though I have been researching for over 10 years.

    “It’s so helpful to me if there are concise, listable steps. At one point there were about 5 or 6; I really need to relisten to all of
    the organized, recording research webinars…. list all of the steps and then choose the ones for EVERY thing I find, and then those for
    special circumstances. I’m still swimming in the many takes on how this should work..”

    Just what I needed…good tips and strategies!

    Loaded with great content, I know I have to listen again!

    LOADS of great information – I’m one of the disorganized people she spoke about – 20 or 30 coil notebooks, plastic boxes full of notes
    and documents, sticky notes – too many to count… I am glad I didn’t miss this webinar because I really needed to hear it.

    Lots of good content, well-paced. Bonus: mentions of my home state of Minnesota! 😉

    Lots of good hints.

    Lots of good ideas !!

    Lots of good information. Now I need to get busy organizing my files and write down my tasks.

    Lots of great information. I’m just getting started with genealogy so it was a good overview and I jotted down things I’d love to learn
    more in depth. Thank you.

    Many good points and suggestions were mentioned. Great ideas!

    My first live webinar with this organization. Well-organized. I really enjoyed it!

    Only Kudos!

    Paula always does interesting talks full of good ideas. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

    Paula is an inspiring presenter with great tips on doing genealogy well.

    Paula is so enthusiastic about genealogy! Love her accent, too!!!

    Paula is very easy to listen to and scatters golden nuggets everywhere. Much to ponder.

    Paula told us a lot of information in a short hour. I thought it was very effective and efficient. Los of good ideas.

    Paula was very fluid and well spoken. The webinar was chock full of info in the syllabus and screen notes.

    Paula was very interesting to listen to.

    Paula’s webinar was LOADED with information. I have to listen again to catch more tips. Even experienced researchers will learn from her
    advice on researching and organizing their genealogy.

    Really appreciated that handouts were available for all.

    Really enjoyed this webinar. Sometimes we just have to step back and ask ourselves if we are doing are research effectively. Thanks.
    She made me think.

    So many great tips and methods!

    So much good information and encouragement to keep on keeping on.

    Some very good suggestions that hadn’t occurred to me. Thanks for the webinar

    Super good! Great new ideas for me.

    “Thank you! Great help!”

    Thank you. Am not a beginner genealogist yet found her tips very helpful.

    Thanks for another wonderful webinar that gave me some things to think about in terms of my research habits.

    That was so informative and very inspiring. I have so many ideas to work on I don’t want to go to work tomorrow!

    The information was well-organized and very practical. She gave us so many strategies to keep us from getting discouraged.

    The informTion presented was amazing. I can’t wIt to share it with my class. This was one of the best presentations you have had.

    Please continue with this degee of quality.

    This gave me lots to think about focusing my research rather than going in every direction.

    This was an awesome presentation. I will go through the webinars for other programs by this speaker.


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