When Your Research Crosses a Border

Eventually your genealogy research will cross a border–a geographical one, a political one, or a chronological one. When it does, ask yourself:

  • How is research different here than where I searched before?
  • What different sources are there in this location/period?
  • Are there any ways the research methods are different?
  • Are there cultural differences I need to be aware of?
  • Is there any other way that the research is “different?”

Not realizing that research in a new location or time period could be different may lead to additional research roadblocks.