Obvious to You May Not Be Obvious to Me

When labeling pictures, writing family stories, or performing any type of research analysis, constantly remind yourself that what is obvious to you may not be obvious to someone else. We’ve all encountered the hundred year old newspaper article that omitted details we would love to know today were probably “obvious and well-known” at the time.

What’s obviously obvious to one may not be so obviously obvious to another.

And the line between being obviously obvious and being an incorrect assumption is a very fine one.

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