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Principles of Family History Research Step 5. Use the Information
Step 5: Evaluate and Use the information.
After you have searched records you are ready to use the information you found.
To make best use of the information—
- Evaluate what you found.
- Transfer needed information to the appropriate forms.
- Organize the new records.
- Share your findings.
When you have completed this step, you will have new information organized on family group record and/or pedigree charts. You may also have recorded the information in personal or family history notes.
When you have learned all you wish to learn about a family, share your information with others by contributing it to Internet databases like New FamilySearch, or by preparing and publishing a book, or article, or putting up an Internet site.
You will also be ready to start the process again and return to Step 1 to research another objective or individual.
Table of Contents for Step 5. Use the Information
- 1.1 Relevance of the Record
- 1.2 Category of the Record
- 1.3 Format of the Record
- 1.4 Nature of the Information
- 1.5 Directness of the Evidence
- 1.6 Consistency and Clarity of the Facts
- 1.7 Likelihood of Events
- 1.8 Establishing Proof
- 4.1 Family
- 4.2 Online Databases Like New FamilySearch
- 4.3 Put Up a Genealogy Web Page
- 4.4 Write a Family History
- 4.5 Participate in a Family or Surname Association
- 4.6 Donate Your Files
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