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11 January 2015

Write It Down and Write it Up!

We've mentioned it before, but it does not hurt to repeat it.

Write down everything. Do not hesitate and do not wait. I was reviewing a War of 1812 pension file that I had printed out several months ago and when reading it I wondered how I can connected the pensioner to the actual relative.

And nowhere in my notes was that line of thought or reasoning. I had not written down my conclusions, even in a tentative fashion.

Now I have to go back and do that research over again instead of reviewing what I had already done--which is a huge waste of time.

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