I started by looking at my research and creating questions that need to be answered. Next, I prioritized the questions to those that are ready for on the ground research.
It is hard to know how many questions I realistically can work on during my trip, but I came up with the following, in order of importance. Three questions may not seem like a lot, but answering these questions will lead me to new avenues of research and more questions. Plus, I have a list of ancestral places I would like to visit and a list of additional questions, if needed.
Question 1: Who were the parents of Daniel Fenn, who was born circa 1787, possibly in Vermont, and married Huldah Rowley, 28 Feb 1808, in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont?
Question 2: Who were the parents of Huldah Rowley, that was born circa 1789, possibly in Pittsford, Vermont, and married Daniel Fenn, 28 Feb 1808, in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont?
Question 3: What was the maiden name of Lucy, the wife of William Powers and mother of Vinera Eglantine Powers, who was born circa 1782, possibly in Vermont?
Below is my blank research plan. I make a copy of it and fill in the relevant information based on the research objective/question.
The last three sections will be completed as the research is completed. If you would like to see my first, The Great Big New England Genealogy Tour post, click here.