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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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Special Family Mementoes

During your research you may come across special family mementoes, souvenirs, antiques or artifacts. China, needlework, jewelry and military items are only a few examples of treasures that may be passed down through the generations.

In some cases, they will be donated to you because of the passion you have for your hobby of genealogy. At other times you will only be able to view these special family mementoes at the homes of their owners.

If the latter is the case, hopefully you will bring along your camera and/or camcorder to record this special family treasure.

Whether this item is in your possession or not, a record of its existence should be made. Complete one form for each item you come across during your research.


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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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