I recently bought several back issues of the NGS NewsMagazine from a fellow researcher, and have been diligently combing through them for research and record tips. I’ve run across some really good finds, too, but the topic of today’s post comes from the article “Charting Your Priorities” by Susan Zacharias (January/February/March 2007, pp. 54 – 56). In short, Zacharias offers a method of prioritizing research by listing end-of-lines (that is, the earliest known generation in every direct line) in various fonts according to their place on the pedigree chart. Your largest font size (Zacharias recommends 18 point) would correspond to your most recent (chronologically) dead end, with each step down in fonts corresponding to one generation further back in time.
April 12, 2009
Tags: Lowe family, Hopper Family, Susan Zacharias, surnames, genealogy, National Genealogical Society, Brick Walls: Genealogy, Ballew family, Calmback family, Callenback family, Davis family, Martin family, Roberts family, Burke County North Carolina, Macon County North Carolina, Rabun County Georgia, Switzerland, Ireland, Jackson County Georgia, Lowry family, Carver family, Curtis family, Transylvania County North Carolina, Anderson family, Barr family, Callahan family, Fletcher family, Grist family, Holland family, Montgomery County North Carolina, Lay family, Ledford family, McKinney family, Miles family, Nichols family, Rutherford County North Carolina, Ritchie family, Buncombe County North Carolina, Stratton family