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Managing a Genealogical Project: A Complete Manual for the Management and Organization of Genealogical Materials

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William Dollarhide, Managing a Genealogical Project: A Complete Manual for the Management and Organization of Genealogical Materials, © 1999, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, Soft Bound, 81 Pages, 0-8063-1222-X.

Contents:

  • Types of Genealogical Projects
  • Collecting References
  • Retrieving Notes and Compiling Family Sheets
  • Ahnentafel Numbering
  • Descendancy Numbering
  • Using a Computer
  • Presentation Techniques

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From the Back Cover

Managing a Genealogical Project is like no other book on the market. It's not a how-to book but rather a book that focuses on a particular method of organizing research materials. By means of a unique system of organization, it takes you from the preliminary note-gathering stage of your research to the final presentation of your work in the form of a report or a book. This system, an outgroth of the Dollarhide System for Genealogical Records, enables you to manage a geneaological project with maximum ease and efficiency.

To make the ideas and suggestions come together, a set of master forms in included in the book, and these forms can be photocopied and used as often as the need arises.

Designed to cover every aspect of the research project, they include the following:

  • Relationship Chart
  • Reference Family Data Sheet
  • Compiled Family Data Sheet
  • Master Data Sheet
  • Research Log (for one ancestor)
  • Ancestor Table (12 generations)
  • Pedigree Ancestor Index (5 generations)
  • Research Journal
  • Correspondence Log

This is a completely fresh approach to genealogy and is designed for beginner and experienced alike.

Book Description

This work focuses on a particular method of organizing research materials. Its unique system of organization takes you from the preliminary stage of your research to the final presentation of your work as a report or a book. The system, an outgrowth of the Dollarhide System of Genealogical Records, enables you to manage a genealogical project with maximum ease and efficiency.

The first section of the book covers the three basic types of the projects--pedigrees, lineages, and descendancies.

The second section tells how to organize notes and keep paperwork to a minimum, while the third section shows the various methods of cross-referencing notes for purposes of retrieval and evaluation.

Section four describes ahnentafel numbering, and section five descendancy numbering and the merits of the three main numbering systems--the Register, Record, and Henry systems--plus Dollarhide's own combined Ahnentafel/Henry numbering system.

Then there is a section on the applications of computer software to the project and a section on diagramming techniques and methods of presenting a pedigree or descendancy in polished form. Finally there is a set of nine master forms to be used in this work, and they can be easily photocopied and used as often as needed.

Updated in 1999, this edition of Managing a Genealogical Project features new material on computer software and CD databases.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control Number: 00265505
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Dollarhide, William. Main
  • Title: Managing a genealogical project : a complete manual for the management and organization of genealogical materials / William Dollarhide.
  • Published/Created: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1999.
  • Description: xii, 71, [10] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • ISBN: 080631222X
  • Subjects: Genealogy. United States--Genealogy--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • LC Classification: CS16 .D64 1999
  • Dewey Class No.: 929/.1 21
  • Geog. Area Code: n-us---
  • CALL NUMBER: CS16 .D64 1999
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