What am I missing? Recognizing Research Holes in Available Sources (a 2021 Reisinger Lecture)

Patti Lee Hobbs, CG
Oct 8, 2021
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Speaker's Introduction
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Access the Sources
8m 11s
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Abstracts Indexes Compilations
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Original Records
14m 55s
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Online Databases
18m 41s

About this webinar

Performing reasonably exhaustive research assumes researchers recognize the resources available to solve a research question. Genealogists must recognize pertinent resources available to solve a research question and understand the limits of each of those resources. This lecture helps to navigate the pitfalls.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Patti Lee Hobbs, CG, who resides in rural southwest Missouri, is blessed to have ancestors from many geographical locations leading to research in many and varied repositories. She serves on the editorial board for the National Genealogical So
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  1. RS
    Renate Sanders
    3 years ago

    Great lecture, Patti! I didn’t know about the WPA Indexes. Will definitely be looking to see if those exist for any of my North Carolina counties! Thank you! Renate

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    Peggy Haire
    3 years ago

    Excellent ideas

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    Maria Capaldi
    3 years ago

    Patti Lee Hobb has opened my eyes in which to look for and at documents!!

  4. DH
    Deborah Hudon
    3 years ago

    Provided very good information, lots to think about

  5. RR
    Rhonda Rockwell
    3 years ago

    Thank You, Patti, for a powerful webinar on record access and such valuable techniques to utilize.

  6. RM
    Rochelle Males
    3 years ago

    Very well done! So informative and easy to follow. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to utilize some of the info gleaned from this webinar.

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    Laverne Ingram Piatt
    3 years ago

    So good to be reminded to locate all records available and then to examine each keeping citations and notes about each as the research progresses. It’s the only way to research comprehensively.

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    Annie Stratton
    3 years ago

    I use indexes and learned long ago how valuable (& essential) internal indexes are. But this webinar scaled up my awareness of how to use indexes and abstracts to help me develop skills and focus research BEFORE I go down rabbit holes. Excellent presentation. I did not ever feel left behind. Glad to see people learning about this type of research- many are unaware of the potential it holds. Thanks so much. (And I’m not at all bothered that I just spent a beautiful sunny fall day in front of my computer!)


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