This work focuses on a particular method of organizing research materials.
Its unique system of organization takes you from the preliminary stage of your
research to the final presentation of your work as a report or a book. The
system, an outgrowth of the Dollarhide System of Genealogical Records, enables
you to manage a genealogical project with maximum ease and efficiency.
The first section of the book covers the three basic types of
projects--pedigrees, lineages, and descendancies. The second section tells how
to organize notes and keep paperwork to a minimum, while the third section shows
the various methods of cross-referencing notes for purposes of retrieval and
evaluation. Section four describes ahnentafel numbering, and section five
descendancy numbering and the merits of the three main numbering systems--the
Register, Record, and Henry systems--plus Dollarhide's own combined Ahnentafel/Henry
numbering system. Then there is a section on the applications of computer
software to the project and a section on diagramming techniques and methods of
presenting a pedigree or descendancy in polished form. Finally there is a set of
nine master forms to be used in this work, and they can be easily photocopied
and used as often as needed.
Updated in 1999, this edition of Managing a Genealogical Project
features new material on computer software and CD databases.
"This book is a must for the beginning family historian and may prove
helpful to experienced researchers and repositories that maintain a reference
collection for research use."--AMERICAN ARCHIVIST (Spring 1989).
"A genealogist in the early stages of research might will consider adopting
Mr. Dollarhide's total package. The more experienced researcher, though
comfortable with another system, might find useful ideas here."--THE NEW
YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD, Vol. 119, No. 4 (October 1988).
"Those beginning genealogical investigations and those who find themselves
inundated with too many papers will be helped by the advice in this book."--THE
VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST, Vol. 32, No. 3 (July-September 1988).
"A great book on organizing research for the beginner or advanced
genealogist."--THE GENEALOGIST (Summer 1988).