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    Saturday
    Aug042007

    Staying Organized

    It is a real challenge to keep a record of searches and research goals, but I can see that this entire project will only be as good as those records. Last week I didn't get too much done, but did manage a few rather random searches; at least they have familiarized me with the look and information available on different records.

    My goals this week

    1. get back into the AskSam database and input some of the information I am finding
    2. set up research records either in Legacy or on paper
    I like the outline set out by Val Greenwood in The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy that suggests using a Research Calendar/Record as well as a Correspondance Calendar/Record both keyed to files for the documents located. Greenwood suggests using a filing system of SURNAME: LOCALITY for each search. I have to see if Legacy or askSam make this any easier as I don't want to get too many different systems going.

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