Thank you to Olive Tree Genealogy for this extremely helpful information
“Here are ten ways we can all use to become a better genealogist.
- Copy all documents carefully, word for word, exactly as written. Do not correct spelling or make guesses. Accuracy is one of the most important characteristics of a good genealogy researcher.
- Analyze new material carefully – think about what the document tells you. What clues are found in the document? Where should you look next?
- Be methodical. Don’t jump around. Focus on one ancestor at a time. Note everything you find.
- Don’t make assumptions. For example not everyone knew when they were born or how old they were in any given year, so those census records might not agree but don’t assume…”
continue reading here: http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/2018/05/12-ways-to-become-better-genealogist.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/DhbcZ+(Olive+Tree+Genealogy+Blog)&m=1
and if you are experiencing some difficulties on Ancestry.com, Genea-Musings says here may be why
(also if you can’ go to the museum, maby the museum is already in your home-via your internet- here’s how)