With the passage of time and passage from one place to another, the family who came before us, weaves a story that is rich with history. Pieces of our family's story resides in us and tells us who we are.
A research calendar or log is essential for keeping track of sources consulted, whether your results are positive or negative. Knowing what resources you have already looked at helps you develop a plan for continued research. I like this particular research calendar, because it keeps my research citations, notes, and references to files in one place. There is an instruction sheet in the workbook that explains further how to use it.
Windows PC version
Requires Microsoft Excel, but may also work in other spreadsheet programs.