Step 7. Track your research
When we interview someone or obtain a document, artifact (item of clothing, tool, photograph, etc), or a copy of a record about our family, we should make a note of it. We should write the results we obtained and where the information came from on our “Results List.”
People I talked to, papers I read, or objects I looked at Any new information?
Where did I get the information or where is it located now?
Example: My Auntie Salote Yes
Baptismal record of my Grandfather Samuela Fakatou Yes. His LDS baptismal date
In interview notes dated June 2000 in my file behind her family group record.
From the ward records in Felemea
We also need to keep a paper with ideas of what we want to do next. When we have time to do work on family history, it will remind us of what we had in mind.
TO DO LIST
Interview old people from Felemea when they come to visit next month.
Record Grandfather’s baptismal date on his Family Group Record