From a while back..
Every 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.