Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Well-Rounded Genealogist

We are still pumping water out of our garage and cleaning up the mess left behind by the swamp in the undeveloped lot next door that emptied its contents into our driveway over the weekend.  My writing time is limited these days - but I did stumble upon a recent post by Jacqi Stevens in her blog A Family Tapestry.  That I thought you would find interesting.

When we start out on our family history journey, it's all about names, dates, places, etc.  While we are looking for B-D-M information and connections, we often find lots of other information that we tend to dismiss in our quest to find the data.  Don't let the background details pass you by.  Take time to read the items, not just for the corroboration of a date or place, but to learn about the things going on in the world, and in the lives of your ancestors.  If you really don't want to take the time to read through these items, then save them via Evernote or OneNote or some other program that allows you to organize research so that later on, when you need some of that social history, you will know where to find it.

Take a look at Jacqi's post and remember, it's not just about the data!

-- submitted by Denise Doyon

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