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According to this diagram, what are the steps in the research process?
What happens when you finish all the steps?
Look at the illustration closely and you will see that under each major step, there are suggestions as how to proceed in accomplishing the step. Could you add others? Is a chart like this helpful in seeing the "cycle" of developing sound research strategies (proven strategies)?
How important is it to find out what others have already learned about your family? What might happen if you don't even look at that possibility? What are two web sites that would be useful to finding a book written about your family history? Search your grandfather's name (maternal or paternal) online with Google. Search a few databases online, as well. (WikiTree.com, Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, etc.)