Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Review: Quicksheet. Genealogical Problem Analysis: A Strategis Plan

The latest publication in Elizabeth Shown Mills' series of laminated research aids is the Quicksheet. Genealogical Problem Analysis: A Strategic Plan

This QuickSheet is a two-sided laminated designed for heavy use, like the first two Quicksheets in this series (Citing Online Historical Resources and Citing Databases & Images).

The front side of this Quicksheet is a summary of the basic premises and basic appraisal elements to solve genealogical research problems using the Genealogical Proof Standard.  This side also has a "10 Steps to a Solution" list intended to help researchers work step-by-step through problem definition, file organization,  source appriasal, existing analysis, and research planning using a series of Worksheets (which are not provided, but are described so a researcher can easily create them in a word processing document - which can then be updated continuously for every research problem in work).

The second side has a "Life Stages Worksheet" which is a form that can be filled in that covers most life events from birth to death through six specific stages of life.  There are 38 record categories listed on this worksheet.  A researcher can review this single page at a glance to determine which records might be found for their research target. 

This QuickSheet sells for $5.95 plus postage and handling (ISBN 978-0-8063-1868-4).  It is available from:

Genealogical Publishing Company
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260
Baltimore, MD 21211-1953
(410) 837-8271

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this QuickSheet for purposes of reviewing it from Genealogical Publishing Company.  I am not an employee or affiliate of GPC, and have received no remuneration for this review. 

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