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A Genealogy K-W-L Chart for the New Year

As the end of 2019 approaches, there's been a lot of talk about goals. In genealogy circles, these conversations delve into what were your family research, educational, and business objectives for the year, whether they were met, and setting goals for 2020.

Amid all this discussion, the teacher in me immediately thought about a K-W-L chart. For my teacher followers and anyone who has school-aged children or grandchildren, this teaching tool is quite well known, and it's a great way to start a unit and reflect throughout the learning process, not just at its completion.

K for What I Know, W for What I Want to Know, and L for What I Learned. For 2020, I'm working on my K and W columns, and I look forward to filling out the L column as the year progresses. Whether you're a budding genealogist, a seasoned professional, or somewhere in between, consider applying this chart to your own practice.

I'm currently working on mine, and I would love to see yours! Send me some of your own K-W-L charts, and I would love to feature them in a future post on my site and/or on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): If you would like to use my template, please let me know!

My Working KWL Chart so far. Email me at if you want to use my template!

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