The Genealogy Research Process: The WANDER METHOD (ASL)
In this podcast, Amy Johnson Crow, a Rootstech Connect presenter, suggests that adding more and more genealogy records without having a plan leads down rabbit holes, wastes time, and causes frustration.
She explains that genealogy research isn’t just a straight line; it might look more like a spiral or meandering path. By introducing an acronym for the word Wander, Crow teaches an effective method for organizing the genealogy research process.
- What are you trying to find?
- Analyze what you already have
- Note what you are missing
- Discover new records
- Evaluate everything
- Repeat as necessary