Organising photo’s here’s some good tips



Back in the day folks couldn’t spell and many could barely write, so how a name sounds is more important than how it’s spelled. Use wild card or Soundex searches to help find variant spelling of names.

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Check all your facts, don’t assume that any particular document is right or wrong, and always try to find other independent sources to corroborate your facts as much as possible. Verify for instance: don’t assume that:
Ancestors were married or had the same name as their enslaver.


A couple of tips from Lyn Palermo:

1. Take a Second or Third Look
2. Create a Timeline ( This tip is also a favourite of GFHS)
3. Seek out Original Records
These will help you on your way to finding out who you are.

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