Great Advice from Family History Daily: Re-examine Every Genealogy Record

So glad to hear that someone else, namely Barb Bauer at Family History Daily, recommends re-examining every genealogy record after long periods of research. This is precisely what I have been doing for the past few months and must continue to do in the foreseeable future.

As I explained in my “About” mini-bio, I have been — like many others — working on my family history for decades. So much has changed as to the availability of records, especially the wonderful growing online databases, that it is a tough job to just keep up never mind trying to keep ahead of the onrush.

My personal dilemma is not only keeping up with one online family tree I created (a really dumb move on my part) but to make sure that any “new” information “discovered” is added to existing paper files. This includes re-examining the source(s) for that “new” information and incorporating it into existing files.

This is a very time consuming but necessary task.

Therefore, blogging will be scattered (at best) over the summer as I too quickly approach a late fall deadline to transfer and update literally hundreds of these particular files.

If you have not done so, I highly recommend re-examining your genealogy records for your own personal reasons.

Also, the deeper I dig into the past — not having had the luxury of doing so at times — I realize that it is not just the genealogical records that need re-examining. It is the historical records as well. That project will have to wait until a later date.

That said, there is a plethora of online historical material available: archive.org is one example.

Or, you can take a bit of time now (or return anytime) to check out the links in the Publications, Sources, Blogs, and Genealogical and Historical Societies pages on the site. Inspiration is only a click away.

Happy re-examining!

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