|Introduction to Genealogy|
Congratulations and welcome to the end of Lesson Two! In this lesson you have learned:
- how to locate a wide variety of home sources for family history information
- how to collect information from relatives via interviews, letters, phone calls & email
- how to ask open-ended questions for a family interview
- how to locate and record tombstone inscriptions
- the proper methods for citing family sources in your research
If you have any questions about this material, please post in the Let's Learn Genealogy Forum: Get Help with Lesson Two
1) Complete the Lesson Two Quiz.
2) Locate at least one new piece of information about your family from a home source or family member. You can use any of the methods we have discussed in this lesson to find this information: a family source (i.e. photograph or family Bible), an interview, a phone call, a family cemetery, etc. Please share with us the wonderful new things you have discovered in the forum under the Homework Assignment - Lesson Two topic.
For more information on the topics covered in this lesson, please explore the Lesson Two Resources list:
& Obituary Research
Search cemetery and obituary listings for free online! Learn how to do a tombstone rubbing, all about cleaning and maintaining cemeteries, the meaning of icons and symbols on gravestones, recording inscriptions, taking good photographs, and using a Palm Pilot to help you to transcribe cemeteries effectively.
Create worthwhile genealogies with these tips on documenting your research and formats for citations, including citations for electronic genealogy sources and maps.
Listing of some of the world's largest genealogy libraries, including several libraries which lend records by mail. Plus tips for doing genealogical research in the library. Most are located in the United States, but their collections contain records from countries around the world.
- Interviewing Relatives
Everything you need to know to conduct oral histories including how to prepare for an oral history interview, memory sparks and teasers, effective questions, scripts, and more.
Photos and Memories
Learn how to date old family photographs, preserve treasured photos and documents, explore online photographic image collections for use in your family history projects, and learn how to create wonderful heritage scrapbooking pages.
After completing the Lesson Two Quiz and Homework Assignment, be sure to head back to the Course Outline for Lesson Three of this course. In the meantime, please have fun interacting with your fellow classmates in the Let's Learn Genealogy forum. Remember, if you have any questions, I will be checking in weekly!
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