10 December 2014

Getting What You Don't Need

Some people get frustrated when it is suggested that they obtain a record "that won't tell them anything they don't already know."

But sometimes that record they "don't need" contains a name that they never knew a person used, a "mistake" that actually is a clue, or an unexpected bit of information.

I'm not suggesting that a person spend an inordinate amount of money to obtain every piece of paper or document on every ancestor, but there are times when something "you don't need" ends up telling you something that helps you move forward.

Note: This post was short enough that it could have been a Tip of the Day, but it's one of those things that most of need to be reminded of every so often
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