Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Labor Intensive Process

For those of you Hendricks researchers, there is a labor intensive process called entering names in your database. This is important enough to take your time and to do it right the first time. Entering the names dates, spouses, children and on down the line for as many generations and children you have is time consuming.

As much as you would like to cut that time down, I warn you don't do it. Making sure the dates, places and names are correct is very important and will stand the test of time. Then you can compare what you have with other researchers. The other part that you really need to add is the documentation.

You may ask why this is important? It's important because you'll want your research and information to withstand any scrutiny by others who challenge your claim. By keeping copies of all the letters and information from my great-grandfather, William Chalmers Hendricks I have been able to prove that the research that I and another member of the family of Abraham Hendricks and Sarah Elizabeth Henderson is correct.

How correct is your data? Checking, double checking and triple checking does not hurt your cause. It improves it. So do the labor and enjoy the results for a long, long time.

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