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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Back to basics

Today for the first time in a long time I'm taking some time out to research my own tree.
My research today is back to basics, no DNA involved. I'm sticking with one line, finding the gaps in my information, making hypotheses, searching record collections, really reading and thinking about the records found, and citing my sources.
So far I've added in some banns and marriage dates that were inexplicably missing. It looks like I found them back in 2010 so I don't know why I failed to add them to my tree. I've also determined that although they have the same name, height and birth year my John Lee can't be the same person as sallow, pock-marked John Lee.
It feels good to be back to quiet, methodical research where every minor discovery is an achievement!