Do you use a source checklist in your genealogy research? I have to admit that it has been YEARS since I used such a tool. However, when I first started researching my family, those checklists served as my guide.
A quick Google search for genealogy checklists led me to several resources:
- FamilySearch – Resource Checklist
- Comprehensive list of sources to check
- Not in a printable format
- FamilyTree Magazine – Genealogy Records Checklist
- Free download
- How Genealogy Checklists Will Improve Your Research
- Links to other checklists
- Creating own checklist
- Includes Downloadable Checklist
- Genealogy TV Video – Genealogy Research & Family History Records Checklist to Grow Your Family Tree
- Members only – Downloadable Checklist
While I feel like my research efforts have included a wide variety of sources, a statement on the Family Tree Magazine site caught my attention.
Think you’ve hit a brick wall? Don’t assume you’re stuck yet — use this rundown of record types to guide you to other records you haven’t checked.
Perhaps I need to create a checklist for my Crawford brick wall research!