In this 21 minute presentation David Dilts, AG discusses why you should use a research log on a consistent basis, what information should be included in your log, and how to properly fill out a research log. A few of the important points David makes in his presentation are:
- Research logs help in EVERY step of the research process
- Research logs show negative evidence
- Research logs save time
- Research logs serve as a foundation on which future research can be built
There is a handout from the Family History Library on Research Logs that accompanies this presentation. If you enjoy this presentation then continue on to watch Research Logs, Part 2.
There is a whole series of free classes and video presentations available on the Research Classes Online page at FamilySearch.org.