IMG_20160920_102351Every record fits in a larger chain of events and records.

When you locate a document always ask yourself:

  • was this document created as the result of some life event that might have created other records?
  • were other documents created that might have caused this document to have been created?
  • would this document have caused other records to have been created?
  • what would have happened to my relative for this record to have been created?

No record was created in a vacuum. Don’t analyze it in one either.



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  1. U make a good point! I am beginning to think of other questions & answers to look in other places. Thank u, A lot of answers seem to be closer than they used to be. I also found that I have been looking in the wrong places until recently.I just hadn’t looked enough & put the pieces together.

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