Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on that proof. – John Kenneth Galbraith
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
Today’s message is for those of you who are beginning the search for your ancestors.
One important thing you must not forget to do. When you find information or are listing what you know, make a note of where it came from. If it’s from a book copy the title page, from a film enter the film #, from a relative, make note of the name, from an online reference, note the source. And include the date that you got the info. I didn’t do this when I started and later on had to try to find the source, and sometimes couldn’t. Trust me, sometime down the road you will have to prove your information, so the source becomes important. It only takes a second or two and you will be glad you did it.
I want everyone to enjoy the satisfaction, wonder, delight, frustration and addiction that I have. So get started and join the addicts.
Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions. If I don’t know the answer, I will do my best to find it for you. Everyone helps everyone else. So, don’t be shy. And check out my CD for beginning genealogists. It has valuable information you won’t find elsewhere.