How To Remember Details That Will Help You in Your Genealogy
This Tuesday tip day i wanted to get you thinking about your genealogy. Sometimes we overlook things that are right in front of us. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the research that we get frustrated. So first i wanted to give you some memory joggers and questioners that will help you start thinking outside of the box. Once i do that i will give you some tips on how to jot these things down you dig?
Here is the first one i use for all my clients. I will not do work for persons if they cannot commit to filling out this form. This process is done to weed out the insincere and also get them thinking of details they might forget. This comes from Roots Web so check it out! I also like this one as well. I would suggest you go with the first one from Rootsweb but if you need a shorter one then the second one should suffice.
Recording the Information
So now that you have those lists you need to record the data. I find that audio is the best way to do this. Every cellular device has a voice recording app unless you have an old flip phone. You can even upload this data to places like FamilySearch or one drive.
Once you have it recorded via voice you can then transcribe the audio information. I personally like the old method of just listening and typing. But Windows has a great service that allows for voice transcription. If you want to get gangster with your genealogy the name of the game is data collection. The more you have the easier your research will be.
I was able to find data that i was missing by being dedicated to the process. Not wanting to get this data has set my research back years. I know that data collection seems very tedious. But i testify yes i testify that it will save you heartache in the long run if you just put in the time at the beginning.
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