German Sources and General tips

7 Sep

Reminder that when you do your research to “Extract, don’t abstract”. All information you gather from public records and other genealogical record gathering has something of value and will be useful to you or another person who reviews your collected information. For example church records are great but if you only take down information about your relative on a marriage or baptism record and not the whole information that is listed on the document (witnesses and sponsors), you may find later it would have been nice to have for gathering information about where your ancestor lived and worked. Even connections to Naturalization records can be found through knowledge of witnesses and sponsors on these other records. So bottom line take the time to review and review the whole document and not just a name and date.

Keep working on finding your family connections.



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