Here are some research suggestions to remember as your research progresses:

  • Use contemporary [to the problem] maps
  • Cite sources
  • Avoid using record transcriptions
  • Determine a record’s likely informant
  • Question the reliability of the likely informant
  • Ask “how did this record get to me from its original location?”
  • Question (respectfully) the conclusions of others
  • List the assumptions that have been made
  • Reorganize the information in a different way?
  • Do other record sources have copies of the same record?

Not an exhaustive list by any stretch of the imagination, but enough to keep me busy!

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