Don’t Rush to Enter Relationships

Filing documents and records as quickly as you can is good–things get misplaced. However rushing to do your data entry may not be a good idea. Some records do not clearly indicate relationships precisely. Most genealogical database programs require specific type of relationship–you usually can’t just say “related.”

Analyze what you find. Draw conclusions and determine the family structure. Then put the relationships in your database. You can enter individuals in a database program without indicating the relationship.