The Research Binder is about organizing your information. But it does more than that! Yes, it's a place to keep (and find) the details of your brick wall but THIS binder was designed to also help you break it down.
Follow the steps in the included checklist and you'll work faster and uncover more information from each source.
The Brick Wall Solution Research Binder will keep you focused on one brick wall, no more going down every rabbit hole!
The Binder keeps your brick wall organized and ready to access. No more hunting to find "what was that related record?"
Keep reading to learn how the binder also helps you start to "correlate" your research which is a key skill for tough genealogy problems.
How Will a Binder Help? Is This a Physical Binder? What if I don't like binders?
The Research Binder is a printable PDF. It is designed so you can print it and put the pages in a binder or simply use the pages loose.
There's space to handwrite on the forms or you can type into the PDF file. This allows you to work on your binder on paper while looking at your sources on your computer or use two devices (i.e. no more switching back and forth on one screen!).
Copying the information to your binder forms forces you to review what you've found and think about it more carefully than when you just look at your family tree.
The Research Binder is an organization method but it was also designed to help you with the first steps in "correlation." This is a vital genealogy skill that sounds fancy but is easy to get started with.
By correlating the information you already have (plus new information you find) you see your research differently, and hopefully find clues or even the solution!
Only putting your information in a family tree skips correlation. Yes, that's fast and easy, but it might be why you have a brick wall. The BWS Research Binder will help you organize+analyze. Combine this with our Brick Wall Solution Roadmap for genealogy success.
This print-at-home binder kit is bursting with organizing forms and information to get you focused on your brick wall. It gives you a method to organize a brick wall (one project) so you can make progress.