A few reminders for the good of the order:
- Check your assumptions. They could be incorrect.
- Your gut reaction about what “really happened” when the records are confusing may be spot on. It may not.
- That boring event you shouldn’t bother researching may end up being more intriguing than you ever imagined.
- Don’t assume you have completely turned over every rock. Use a research log to mark the rocks you have turned over. If you don’t track the rocks you’ve looked at, you’ll end up turning the same ones over and over.
- Avoid the urge to avoid the use of name. “He” and “she” can be confusing depending upon how the reference is worded. “Aunt,” Uncle,” “Grandma,” etc. can cause similar confusion.
Source: Genealogy Tip of the Day http://genealogytipoftheday.com
Posted On: August 15, 2020 at 08:24AM