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 Ancestry.com 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
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.