What Have You Forgotten?

You make a discovery. A relative sends you a cache of record copies. You finally get a copy of that elusive relative’s pension file.

And then it happens: life.

When you return to your genealogy research, do you go back to those things you were working on when life interrupted? Or do you start on new projects? What un-utilized discoveries are sitting in your files?

I received copies of the entire military pension file for an uncle who served in the Civil War from Missouri. It contained several good nuggets of information that I started to organize. Then life happened several times and apparently when I returned to my research, I had forgotten all about the pension file. I picked up my research with another family and only re-discovered the files while looking for something else.

Do you keep a list of your current projects so that you know what you were working on when life happened?

Because it will.

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