It is a real challenge to keep a record of searches and research goals, but I can see that this entire project will only be as good as those records. Last week I didn’t get too much done, but did manage a few rather random searches; at least they have familiarized me with the look and information available on different records.
My goals this week
- get back into the AskSam database and input some of the information I am finding
- set up research records either in Legacy or on paper
I like the outline set out by Val Greenwood in The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy that suggests using a Research Calendar/Record as well as a Correspondance Calendar/Record both keyed to files for the documents located. Greenwood suggests using a filing system of SURNAME: LOCALITY for each search. I have to see if Legacy or askSam make this any easier as I don’t want to get too many different systems going.