Monday, October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015 - 31 Days to Better Genealogy - Day 19

31 Days of Genealogy - Day 19

Day 19 - Transcribe and Analyze a Document
We always want to get to the good stuff when we're researching. We want that answer... and we want it RIGHT NOW! So we end up scanning our documents. I don't mean scanning as in digitizing them. I mean scanning as in we skip over large parts of the document in search of the information we're seeking. 

Your To-Do
Take a document that pertains to a person you're currently researching, such a deed or a will. Consider the details that you've already pulled from the document. Then go to the top of the document. Read the whole thing again and transcribe it as you go. I bet you'll be amazed at what you read.

Here's a page that I have on Otis Hoover Richards ... the page from Texmo Lodge, #156. 

Otis Hoover Richards, Texmo Lodge 156, Member Sheet

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