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31 May 2012

Avoid Scraps of Paper

Some regular readers know that I spend a week in Salt Lake City at the Family History Library every year. The one thing to avoid are the small pieces of paper for research notes.

Don't take notes on small scaps of paper--they will get lost.

A research log is best, or some notes on a printout from the catalog listing the material that you are searching. If you must get a small notebook and keep notes. At least that way you've got your notes, unless you lose your notebook.

1 comment:

  1. Good advice! And by all means -- put your name and address on the notebook! I see stacks of papers and notes left behind in the library where I volunteer with no identification on them. Sometimes, we are able to track who they belong to, but most end up in the trash after few weeks.