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Quicksheet: Genealogical Problem Analysis- A Strategic Plan- Evidence! Style Book Supplement – August 2, 2010

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Product Details

  • Misc. Supplies: 2 pages
  • Publisher: Genealogical Pub Co; Lam edition (August 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806318686
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806318684
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,013,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Elizabeth Shown Mills is an internationally acclaimed historical researcher and writer who has spent her life studying American culture and the relationships between people--emotional as well as genetic. Featured on BBC, CNN, PBS, and other networks in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, she has guest-blogged for the NEW YORK TIMES and has been widely cited as "the genealogist who has had the most influence in the post-Roots era."

Her 13 prize-winning books range from reference works such as "Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace" (Library Journal 2007 Best Reference) to the historical novel, "Isle of Canes," which chronicles a family of freed slaves across four generations, and is drawn from Mills's own research in the archives of six nations.

Her latest work is the greatly enlarged, revised edition of the Louisiana State University Press classic, THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE: CANE RIVER'S CREOLES OF COLOR.

Customer Reviews

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66 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Skyeisle on April 19, 2011
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I find these Quicksheets very handy, portable and sturdy enough to travel with. Anything by Ms. Shown Mills is first rate and sure to help newbies me to the advanced family history keepers. In the case of her Quicksheets, most are tremendously useful in easily writing good source citations for all the different types of photos,facts, events, items and trivia found during genealogical prowls online and in-person.

One of the Quicksheets just purchased is specific to Ancestry.com. Laminated on four pages, it provides templates and examples for writing Source List Entries, full Reference Notes as well as the subsequent reference notes if any to Ancestry Databases, Record types, and Images. Figuring out how to 'source' items and events I find on Ancestry.com will no longer 'throw' me! From census images, military records, newspapers to maps and wills, Elizabeth Shown Mills has my back. Hooray!

The other Quicksheet purchased is a double sided laminated research guide. It is brilliant in its succinctness! It is titled, "Genealogical Problem Analysis: A Strategic Plan." It contains a Life Stage Worksheet template on one side to remind me of all the different life events that my subject person may have experienced and for which written traces my still exist. On the other side is a well written, "10 Steps to a Solution" guide which begins with "1) Focus on understanding, not upon finding names. 2) Organize, chronologically, known 'facts' about the problem person. 3) Separate documented ... from undocumented 'facts'" Each step is so logical and linearly cohesive. To the degree that I follow her guidance, Ms. Shown Mills guide should help me be more focused as well as more accurate. This Quicksheet also provides a great reminder that their are great differences between Original vs Derivative Sources, Primary vs Secondary Information and Direct vs Indirect Evidence.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 17, 2010
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This quickseet goes over the how-to of solving a genealogical problem. Being that it's from Elizabeth Shown Mills, it's fantastic, easy to follow, and still brief enough to store anywhere on your desk.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Leslie F. Moore on May 2, 2011
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This is very helpful and is in a format that can be taken with you on a research trip. Often when you have researched one thing for a long time it helps to step back and see what steps you might have skipped. This helps you have that detailed research plan.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Southern Belle on April 25, 2011
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Excellent tool for anyone in genealogy to use. It is especially useful for beginners to know how to plan and which direction to go.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cammie on July 30, 2011
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All of the works by Elizabeth Shown Mills are absolutely indispensable. The quicksheets provide a thorough and understandable path through the unknown issues of correctly citing sourses. Without her work it would be very difficult to have consistant sourse information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Emmert` on January 1, 2013
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I use this quick sheet all the time to see what sources to look for in my genealogy research. Love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Biggs on August 21, 2014
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Pricey. Bought it when I was new at genealogy. Seldom use it these days.
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