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Offline BushInn1746

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Re: How do you keep track of your research correspondence?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 11 July 19 10:44 BST (UK) »

I copy & paste brief notes into a MS Word document, Word is CTL F searchable and discovered recently by accident, Word docs are also pc searchable.

On my Windows, bottom Left, click Start, enter search word/s and click/return. Click on total number of results and all tiles come up with the word/s highlighted in the image Title or Word doc.

You will also find your images you have downloaded and titled too, with year, names, place, witness surnames & age at burial.

My paper document copies are filed in more or less year and Family Line order in Lever Arch files.

Backed up to a remote Hardrive (about 40) kept elsewhere.


Added: I see Blue has posted

I copy and paste useful research related e-mails to Word documents. I print and add to files the more important ones. The most important ones being memories or stories about family members. Not always an accurate source but interesting and worth thinking about. They can put flesh on the bones so to speak.

"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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