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What can you learn from a single document?

Kimberly Powell at About.com Genealogy has the answer:

When looking at a document from your own family history, the best place to begin is to transcribe the document in full, or at least abstract all potentially relevant information (everything that isn’t “boiler plate” language).

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Currently I'm researching my Barrett and Barker families in Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida. Other surnames in my family tree include Link, Gervais, Blake, Henry, Levy and Turnbull (yes, that Turnbull).

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