Organize As You Go

It can be fun to find information, make discoveries, and be “hot on the trail” of tracing a lineage.

It’s not as much fun to organize and keep track of what you have found. That organization and tracking is imperative so that careless mistakes are not made and information does not have to be located more than once.

Take time to organize what you find as you find it. Later you will be glad you did. Because sooner or later you’ll need to find something in that haphazard collection of materials you’ve put in a folder on your computer or a pile on your living room floor.

Or you will realize you’ve found the same thing three times and that you are more confused than necessary.