April 2003, V2#4: Genealogy Saturday, Jan 3 2009 

If you are stumped – another lost ancestor – renew your efforts to find further documentation on the family members you have verified.  One never knows when a notation in records for children, brothers, etc. will give your the lead you need to locate that lost link.

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March 2003, V2#3: Genealogy Saturday, Jan 3 2009 

Though it is real easy, don’t fall into a “parent trap”.  While getting oral history including stories, dates, relations is an invaluable tool for the beginning genealogist (indeed, a great book starting activity), always take the time to obtain records for all information gained in this manner.  This record search can be something you do with the relative providing the information or independently.