Learn about personal research reports from me on April 20 in River Falls WI

That’s tomorrow, Thursday, April 20th, 2o17.

I will be doing my presentation, Research Reports for Ourselves: More than a Research Log for the St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society. Please join us as all are welcome. Details at the end of this post.

I emphasis the importance of writing up a research report while researching and completing it after you have completed a research task. I will explain the key points to include. If you hired someone to do research for you, you would want to know exactly what sources they checked. Was it books, volumes, files, or microfilm, and was it at the courthouse, library, or elsewhere? Did they search an index or view the records page by page? Now think about your own research ventures. Are you noting the same details about your quest? Reporting to yourself on the analysis and research is not as daunting a task as some researchers think. As an added benefit, this self-reporting makes it easier when you eventually write your award-winning family history, blog post, or genealogical society article. Many examples show the variety of research report formats.

The SCVGS meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, September through May starting at 7:00 p.m. and are held in the River Falls Public Library.  There are also wonderful treats and a time to visit with others. I enjoy the time spent with this group and those in attendance.

From 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. SCVGS members will be available to help others with genealogy research questions.

The River Falls Public Library is a beautifully designed building at 140 Union Street, at the corner of Union and Main Streets. Main Street is also Wisconsin State Highway 35. Turn east on Union Street beside the library and go to the parking lot behind the building where there is ample parking. The handicapped accessible meeting room is on the main floor just inside the doors.

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