My focus here is on what we experience on our family history journey.
- Always record your searches with specific source references. I have committed the fault of being so eager to find some key facts in a limited time, that I rush to scribble down my sources and findings, get home and when I come to my notes later, have difficulty deciphering them. What a waste of precious time! More haste less speed.
- Don't assume - it may be the right name in the right place, with a date that sounds right, but is it really your ancestor or another of the same name? A call for corroboration!
Could I be called Lazy? Perhaps when it comes to certain tasks, but family history and blogging wins hands down over housework!
Let's not forget that a vital stroke of Luck, such as making contact with distant cousins, can make all the difference - and for me has been a great boost to my blogging activity. Below is an advertising blotter of hairdresser "Elise", aka Elsie Oldham - the mother of my third cousin Stuart who discovered my blog and has been a great source of additional stories and p[photographs.
Do you spot a LIkeness amongst your old family photographs? Do the eyes have it in these photographs of my great grandmother Maria Rawcliffe, mother Kathleen Danson and myself - or it my fanciful wishful thinking? I leave you to judge!