A research guide to assist you in initiating your genealogical research, staying focused and remaining on-track with your genealogical investigations. In the guide you will learn developing a research plan, deciding upon what you want to accomplish, understanding the principles for effective search techniques, matching goals to resources to repositories, some basic rules for genealogical research, basic steps to progressing with genealogical research, compiling your basic information, effective letter-writing techniques, and categorization of data types. All important elements to effective genealogical research.