Thursday, December 28, 2017

Research Tip - Record the Date

We all know that we must cite the source for every document we find when doing research, but how often do we record the date the document was located?  It is such a simple thing to do, but can save us some headaches in the future.

Also, In several western Kentucky clerks' offices, old court bundles are being unfolded and re-filed, often under different headings.  Some counties filed these loose bundles under the date of the court session, but when re-filed, they are filed under the nature of the record (delinquent tax lists, emancipations, road orders, etc).  So, take a second to put the date with the rest of the source citation and it would be wise, also, to note the nature of the record. That might save you some time in locating that record later, if necessary.

Published 28 December 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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