Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ISGS January 2016 Webinar - Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process

Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process - ISGS Webinar

Title: Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: This class focuses on the genealogical research process and how to organize it. Attendees will learn to define their research goals; to create manageable projects; to break projects down into sub-projects and tasks; to track their goals, projects, and tasks using software tools; to use a research log in order to organize and record their research questions, their search strategies, and their results; to use tools for documenting the process from source to information to evidence to conclusion; and to complete the process by transferring their conclusions into genealogical database programs.

Presenter: Drew Smith

Drew Smith, MLS, is a University of South Florida (Tampa) librarian. He is Chair of the Family History Information Standards Organisation and President of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa. Drew is a past Secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and currently the “Rootsmithing with Technology” columnist for FGS FORUM magazine. He is co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, and together with George G. Morgan has produced over 275 one-hour episodes. Drew is author of the book Social Networking for Genealogists and co-author of the book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques.


Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on January 12th, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at for more information.

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