History Sites on the Internet – Survey Phase
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The Internet provides many different types of tools to help genealogists trace their family trees.
Family History research has classically been defined in four phases: the survey phase, the research phase, the evaluation phase and the publication phase.
The Goal of the Survey Phase is to seek out and find research done by others so that a duplication of effort is avoided. This is accomplished by searching for secondary or compiled sources, rather than primary types of sources sought in the research phase.
Finding family members and contacting them by e-mail.
Checking to see what others have done.
Search GEDCOM files –http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com
Look for Web pages about your surnames and databases.
Search many databases at once with a Meta-search Engine
Subscribe to free Mail Lists and place free
queries and/or register your research interests online.
EX: Subject line – Jabez WHITE, died 1794, Montgomery Co, PA
Base of Message – Jabez WHITE, Quaker, on land records Philadelphia
If you have any info, I would be most grateful.
Sites to subscribe your interests:
Search library catalogs online before going on location.
The site below is a study of sites using a family group sheet and
Below is a wonderful educational site by RootsWeb
to help you with all nationalities and guides for your instruction.
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