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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Oct 15, 2018

In our podcast episode today, I'm discussing my research project to discover the parents of Lucinda Keaton of Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina. Diana and I will review what I knew when I started the project, how I found clues leading to a hypothesis that her father was William Keaton of Pendleton District, South Carolina, and what records I searched to prove the hypothesis.

We'll discuss each step in the research like a pro process, including my timeline analysis, locality guide, research plan, and so forth. The locality guide portion of my project was important, since the location I was dealing with changed names several times. The town of Pendleton was part of Pendleton County, then Pendleton District, then Anderson County. You'll hear all about how the research like a pro process was successfully applied to my research problem and what the results were.

All the work samples associated with this project are available to those who purchase our book, Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide in our online work samples page. If you are interested in learning more about the Research Like a Pro Study Group and signing up for our email list with updates about it, click here.



Genealogy Evidence Analysis – Free Template and Lucinda Keaton Sample

Solving a Brick Wall with the Research Like a Pro Method - all about the Lucinda Keaton project

Census Age Calculator at Tom's Tools

Birthdate Calculator at OVS-Genealogy for use with tombstones or death certificates

Birthdate Calculator at Parallax View

Birthdate Calculator at Olive Tree Genealogy

David Rumsey Map Collection - Map of Pendleton District, South Carolina

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on


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