Building Background Files

Arlene lists five things to look for in and around where your ancestors lived and why they are as important as the vital records you capture for individuals.

When a clerk writes a document, he assumes that others will know the underlying premises of that document. And he may even abbreviate names and key words in the document. Your preliminary reading and study will enable you to understand what the record implies but does not state outright.

Learn more at Arlene Eakle’s Genealogy Blog.

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