19496Re: [S-R] overwhelmed by LDS research!
- Feb 5 7:15 PMOn Feb 5, 2008, at 9:33 PM, Bill Tarkulich wrote:
> It takes the first sitting just to get your bearings.Oh, yeah!
Probably everyone has their tricks for working with a film and
keeping track of things. For each village film, I have a paper that
has the village name and film numbers and on each film the order of
the records, eg Village A, film #1234567, baptisms 1801-1825,
confirmations 1813, marriages 1811-1836, confirmations 1836, deaths
1800-1845; film #1234568, baptisms <etc>.
On another paper I make a chart that has village names down the side,
and then across the top, the words births, marriages, deaths,
confirmations. Only about 4 villages down the side, because I want
big squares to write in. As I hopscotch (sometimes) through the
records, I note which years I've read through line-by-line; so in the
square for village A, baptisms, I might have written "1798-1805"
"1836" "1875-1898". It doesn't mean that I won't revisit years that
I've read through, but I can't tell you how many times I've asked
myself "did I ever go through that year?" and I just have to check my
paper. It also tells me which years still need a read-through.
I also keep a couple of different kinds of research logs; but the
above are what I do to keep track of my microfilm work in a very
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