5 Day Challenge

Learning Opportunities

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    Introduction: S.M.A.R.T. Genealogy Planner

    • Welcome Message from your Tutor

    • What is in your S.M.A.R.T. Toolkit?

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    • S.M.A.R.T. Genealogy Planner Tools

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    Daily Tips for 5 Day Challenge

    • 5 Top Questions about Genealogy

    • Day 1: How do I start researching my family history?

    • Day 2: Where can I find information about my ancestors?

    • Day 3: How do I access census records and vital records?

    • Day 4: How do I use genealogy software to build my family tree?

    • Day 5: How do I let other people know about my research and keep it safe for future generations?

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    Downloadable Genealogy Planner Templates

    • Templates for Planning and Organising Family History Research

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    • How to use the Ancestral Research Notes Template

    • How to use the S.M.A.R.T. Genealogy Planner spreadsheet Template

    • How to use the S.M.A.R.T. Genealogy Planner PDF Workbook

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    ebook: The Essential Family History Detective Journey

    • The Family Tree Detective_ A Step-by-Step Guide to Genealogy Research

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    Webinar replays: Getting started with your Family Tree

    • Compelling Reasons to start your Family Tree Replay

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    • S.M.A.R.T. Genealogy Planner Replay

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    Essential Genealogist Podcasts

    • Essential Genealogist Podcast Series Six

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5 day challenge: S.M.A.R.T. Genealogy Research

Welcome to S.M.A.R.T. Genealogy Research, the best course for people who are just starting out with genealogy and family history. This comprehensive course is designed to help you get started on your family history journey and build a solid foundation for your research.

Are you ready to take the first steps toward discovering your ancestors and building your family tree? Our 5-day challenge is perfect for those who are new to genealogy research and want to learn the basics in an organized and manageable way.

Here's a sneak peek at what you'll learn in our 5-day challenge:

Day 1: How do I start researching my family history?

  • Gathering information from family members

  • Creating a research plan

  • Using online resources to gather information

  • Organizing and documenting your findings

Day 2: Where can I find information about my ancestors?

  • Understanding the importance of census records

  • Discovering vital records and how to access them

  • Exploring other records such as church, immigration, and military records

  • Finding online resources and databases

  • Using social media to connect with relatives

  • Exploring local archives and libraries

Day 3: How do I access census records and vital records?

  • Determining which records you need

  • Accessing records online

  • Researching state and local requirements

  • Providing information to request records

  • Preparing to pay fees

  • Learning about restrictions and alternative sources

  • Understanding timeframes of records

  • Keeping track of your requests

Day 4: How do I use genealogy software to build my family tree?

  • Choosing the right software

  • Creating a research plan

  • Entering information accurately

  • Utilizing online resources

  • Exploring software features

  • Organizing and sharing your research

  • Backing up your data and sharing your tree with others

  • Getting familiar with the software

  • Keeping software up-to-date

Day 5: How do I share my research with others and preserve it for future generations?

  • Creating a plan for sharing your research

  • Using genealogy software to present your research

  • Sharing your research online with family members and researchers

  • Joining family history societies and groups

  • Creating physical and digital copies of your research

  • Securing sensitive information

  • Using privacy settings

  • Working with professional genealogists

  • Keeping track of who you have shared your research with

Don't wait any longer; join our 5-day challenge and start your family history journey today! With our help and resources, you'll have everything you need to find out about your ancestors and build a strong base for your research. Sign up now and start discovering your family history.