Rookie Mistakes – Rookie or Pro, these tips are great !

Michele Simmons Lewis, AG, CG – has agreed to allow TMCGS to use her TikToc educational videos to help us all become better genealogists.

Michele has over 46,000 followers on TikToc.  These are short (2-3 min) video tips with excellent content.

Copyright Michele Simmons Lewis, AG, CG, used with permission.

Michele Lewis Simmons, AG, CG –

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Mistake 1

Copy and Paste

Mistake 2

Source Citations

Mistake 3

Interesting Lives

Mistake 4

Conflicting Evidence

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Mistake 6

Name Spelling

Mistake 7

Jurisdictional Changes

Mistake 8

Research Logs

Mistake 9

Asking for Help

Mistake 10

Researching Backwards

Mistake 11

Not using a Database Program

Mistake 12

Using Find a Grave

Mistake 13

Making Assumptions

Mistake 14

Not Educating Yourself

Mistake 15

“Correcting” Family Search