TRANSITIONAL-GENEALOGISTS-FORUM-L ArchivesArchiver > TRANSITIONAL-GENEALOGISTS-FORUM > 2011-07 > 1311889077
From: Genealogy Guide <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] practicing on yourself as you're No. 1 client?
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:37:57 -0700 (PDT)
>I have been playing with the idea of essentially starting from scratch. Going through all my research and writing reports as I retrace my steps since day one, as I should have been doing in the first place.<snip> I’m wondering if it would be better to think of myself as a new client. Essentially, I would be viewing myself as a client who brought in all that I have so far on my family, to go through it and find holes and mistakes, and suggest future research plans, and then proceed properly as myself as my no.1 client.
You already recognize that your first suggestion will be unwieldy. The second will be as well UNLESS you focus on just one family unit at a time.If you are planning on future credentialing, I suggest that your initial
focus be on the kinship/3-4 generation line of interest. Write up a summary as part of the reviewing process. By now you realize the importance of writing a research report after (or during) every block of research. It doesn't matter if you're doing your own research or client research. Write a report! The reports that you write as you continue the research will likely include proof arguments.
Charlene M. Pipkin, A.G. (R)
|Re: [TGF] practicing on yourself as you're No. 1 client? by Genealogy Guide <>|