Using a Research Methodology for Family History

Phil Isherwood
Mar 19, 2022
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Case Study
6m 35s
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Define the Problem
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Create a Timeline
4m 17s
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Analyse the Timeline
10m 18s
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Construct the Case
5m 44s
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Prove the Case
10m 41s
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Summary of Steps
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Questions / answers
4m 55s

About this webinar

This webinar was presented live during the 2022 Surname Society annual conference.

The sources we rely on for our family histories provide information, but the analysis of that information and formulation into proof requires a structured method. Currently there is little guidance on this for beginning and intermediate family historians, especially in the UK. This talk will discuss methodologies, what they are and why they are useful. It will introduce a research methodology and show how it can be used to successfully solve complex cases.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Phil Isherwood has worked in the software industry for over 30 years and has been researching his family history for more than half of that time. He is interested in the use of methodologies and technology in both genealogy and his professional li
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    Helen Schenkelaars
    2 years ago

    Really clear presentation and case study outlining a practical methodology that doesn’t focus on the terminology that can be daunting when looking at the Genealogical Proof Standard. This is just the sort of approach that can draw in less experienced researchers, who might never think the GPS is relevant to them, turning us all into better family historians.


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