The Research Report

A research report supported by copies of key records is the deliverable.

The final product of any assignment is a report that presents the goals, the background, the path taken, with exposition of what was examined, the new information found and the conclusions. A thorough report also points to the next steps to take to extend the overall research effortr. A professional report does not give just the conclusion, but shows where the evidence came from, and lays out the thinking process that led to the conclusion. This step-by-step analysis of well-documented evidence leading to a thoroughly considered conclusion is what separates professional level genealogy research from amateur work in the field.