Select the Easiest Research Objective
To help judge easy-to-document versus difficult-to-document events on a family group record, use the following four factors. The factors are listed in order from most important to least important.
1. Completeness of the sources, places, and dates for each event.
2. Availability of pertinent documents.
3. More recent versus earlier events.
4. Quality of available documents.
For more details about selecting easier objectives see Guessing the Easiest to Research Person and Event.
- Basic Genealogical Research Plans (National Institute)
- Deciding Which Ancestors to Trace (National Institute)
- Family Group Record Analysis: How to Guess Where to Start
- Identify Candidate Families for Further Research