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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started, Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skillbuilding, Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies, Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording, Methodology - Part 5: How To Prove It, and Methodology - Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice  by Louise St Denis, Brenda Dougall Merriman and Dr. Penelope Christensen. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).
 

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Location

This form will assist in showing ancestors or descendants who all lived in one particular place at any given time. It is especially useful for individuals who moved from one location to another at different times in their lives.

Keeping a location list will enable you to see at a glance which individuals resided, or passed through, the same place. This may give you insight into difficult searches you are having with some of them.

Simply start a new sheet every time you discover a new geographic place name. A country or even a state or province would be too general. You will want to consider heading the list with a smaller geographic unit like a parish, town, township or county.


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Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online courses Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started, Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skillbuilding, Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies, Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording, Methodology - Part 5: How To Prove It, and Methodology - Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. To learn more about these courses or other courses available from the Institute, see our website. We can be contacted at wiki@genealogicalstudies.com

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