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Research is done in cycles. You will complete a series of steps and then repeat the steps again, using the new knowledge you have gained. An illustration of the research cycle is on the right.  
 
Research is done in cycles. You will complete a series of steps and then repeat the steps again, using the new knowledge you have gained. An illustration of the research cycle is on the right.  
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For successful research, follow these steps:  
 
For successful research, follow these steps:  
  
1. [[Identify What You Know|Identify what you know]].<br>2. [[Decide What You Want to Learn|Decide what you want to learn]].<br>3. [[Select Records to Search|Select records to search]].<br>4. [[Obtain and Search the Records|Obtain and search the records]].<br>5. [[Use the Information|Use the information]].  
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1. [[Identify What You Know|Identify what you know]].<br>2. [[Decide What You Want to Learn|Decide what you want to learn]].<br>3. [[Select Records to Search|Select records to search]].<br>4. [[Obtain and Search the Records|Obtain and search the records]].<br>5. [[Use the Information|Evaluate and Use the information]].  
  
 
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Principles of Family History Research  >  The Research Process

Research is done in cycles. You will complete a series of steps and then repeat the steps again, using the new knowledge you have gained. An illustration of the research cycle is on the right.

For successful research, follow these steps:

1. Identify what you know.
2. Decide what you want to learn.
3. Select records to search.
4. Obtain and search the records.
5. Evaluate and Use the information.