Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Three New QuickSheets for Sound Research by Elizabeth Shown Mills

I received the following announcement from Genealogical Publishing Company and am very excited for these new Quicksheets from Elizabeth Shown Mills! 

January 17, 2012 - Genealogical Publishing Company Announcement:

Leave it to expert genealogist and prolific author Elizabeth Mills to hit the ground running with not one but three new installments in her immensely popular series of laminated research aids, the QuickSheets. In the style of her 2010 title, QuickSheet: Genealogical Problem Analysis--A Strategic Plan Evidence! Style, Mrs. Mills has culled a lifetime's experience studying source records and devised three original stratagems for advancing your research.

In QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer's Guide to Cluster Research (the FAN Principle), the author introduces the researcher to the concept of "Cluster Research" based on the FAN principle, the idea being that to prove identity, origin, and parentage, individuals must be studied in the context of their FAN club--family, associates, and neighbors. Historical information, Mills says, is like real estate: the true value of any piece of information is unknown until it is put into community context.

The second new Quicksheet, The Historical Biographer's Guide to Finding People in Databases & Indexes, contends that while databases and indexes are valuable tools for research, they can actually impede the research process. Why? Because historical records involve vagaries that defy technical formulas. Databases and indexes then become obstacles that actually block discoveries. Enter Elizabeth Mills who in this QuickSheet shows how to adopt pro-active strategies to overcome this problem and thus get the full benefit of databases and indexes.

Finally, QuickSheet: The Historical Biographers Guide to the Research Process advances four specific models for the science of genealogy:
  • The Research Process Model
  • The Research Analysis Model
  • The Identity Triangulation Model
  • The Reliability Model
If the objective of research is to reach conclusions and establish proof, this QuickSheet will get you to your goal with absolute confidence.

Like most of its predecessors, each of these new products is a four-sided laminated folder, lightweight and designed for durability, and retails for $8.95. For more detailed information on each of Elizabeth Shown Mills' new QuickSheets, please refer to the links below.

QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer's Guide to Cluster Research (the FAN Principle)
http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&item_number=3868

QuickSheet, The Historical Biographer's Guide to Finding People in Databases & Indexes
http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&item_number=3869

QuickSheet: The Historical Biographers Guide to the Research Process
http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&item_number=3867


Of related interest . . .

QuickSheet: Genealogical Problem Analysis--A Strategic Plan Evidence! Style
http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&item_number=3862

QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style. First Revised Edition
http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&item_number=3849

QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry.com Databases & Images. First Revised Edition
http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&item_number=3859

QuickSheet: Citing Online African-American Historical Resources Evidence! Style
http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&item_number=3863

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