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Subject: Re: [VAROOTS] Andrews from Surry County, VA
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 23:55:43 -0400
One thing that I have noticed over the last several years is that the
amount of data recorded while researching, has no direct bearing to the
value of the data to your research at that time. If you are like a lot
of us, you record a lot of material because it looks potentially
I have discovered over time, as I review and maybe record further Info,
that if I periodicaly review my older records, over time (maybe over a
period of years) I
will find something that I had previously overlooked or that suddenly
makes sense because of something I have learned of in the interim. I
also have found it easier and faster to review this Info if it is in a
computer data file organized by Surname and/or
by state name. Floppy disks (or Zip, CD, etc) are inexpensive when
compared to the data they contain.
On Thu, 21 Oct 1999 13:37:04 EDT writes:
>I spent a lot of time at the State Library in Richmond, scribbling as
>I could and now that I have sorted through my notes and deciphered my
>scribbling, I find that the threads tying the many Andrews names found
>visit are few and thin. There are not many first names to deal with
>there are few mentions of family relationships.
>I have a lot of the birth records for Surry and Sussex Counties but
>don't help much.
>Is there some magic wand which can be waved over my notes and bring
>relationships together? Seriously, is there a good way to approach
>problem. I have about 25 pages of single-spaced entries.
>Appreciate any helpful hints and will provide any help I can to other
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