In Search of Your Ancestors?
A column on genealogy by George Farris

November 7, 2008

17. What Next?

This particular column was primarily a questionairre. I've left it here as a placeholder - but have eliminated the survey questions and response form. Below is the introduction to the survey as it was published in 2008.

George J Farris

Previous columns in this series have covered quite a range of genealogy topics - and have included examples from my own family history research. While this has covered an extensive area, my ancestors were mostly farmers and small town tradespeople of northern European ancestry - so the examples may not be as useful for people with a more diverse ancestry. However, while the localities and the nature of the records may differ, the same principles should be applicable to researching ancestors from other parts of the world. Every family is different and genealogy research requires persistance and flexibility in adapting your search to utilize the types of records and information that is available.

While I've had some feedback and know that some of what I've written has been useful for other researchers, I need additional feedback to know how or whether to proceed with these columns. So this column is primarily a questionairre in which readers can comment on what I've covered in previous columns and give me some guidance regarding what topics might be useful for future genealogy columns

Previous Columns in this series

1. Beginning your search
2. "Source Data"
3. More About Data Sources
4. Additional Data Sources
5. LDS and Data From Other Countries
6. Census Records
7. Military Records
8. Land Records
9. More About Land Records
10. Land Records as a Source of Family Information
11. Wills and Probate Records as Sources of Family Information
12. Biographies, Obituaries, Old Newspapers, and Family Lore
13. Sharing Family History Research
14. Some Genealogy Web Sites to Use With Caution
15. Genealogy & Local History
16. Tracking One Specific Ancestor

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