Haste Reminder

When viewing and saving images of digital records, take the time to capture relevant information in case it’s not on the document itself.

This 1888 tax list from Gothenburg Precinct, Dawson County, Nebraska, did not include the location or the year on the record–despite there being a place for it. I used the tax records for several years and saved the images in the same order each time I made them–pages from the book, then the cover, pages from the book, then the cover, etc.–so I know the year and location of the record as that information is written on the cover of each book.

That method of organization saved me time while making the images, but preserved those details which will be helpful in analyzing the images at a later date.