you are recording information please keep in mind that if you can't
remember what you had for breakfast that others may not be able to remember
what happened twenty years ago. Everyone will be trying their best to
help you but the years dull all of our memories.
we believe to be so may not be so; every family has 'family secrets'.
ago, if you didn't like your name, you changed it - you started using
a new name; a process that drives your poor descendants researching
the family tree just a little mad :-)
and get at least two records of a fact.
often only see the transcribed results; if you have any suspicions or
questions, about a piece of information try and see the original records,
many are available on microfiche that can be ordered and viewed at your
local Library or at the nearest Family History Centre.
a hundred years ago was not what it is today; names/surnames were sometimes
recorded phonetically, for example: Elinor (Eleanor), Edmond (Edmund).
questionnaire / survey can be a great way to collect information. You
can find premade forms via the Links on Cyndi's List.
WARNING: Genealogy is Highly Addictive!