A. E. Jordan
Curious to hear a few reactions to an idea I just had for a new presentation. Wanted to know if it was offered by your local group would you want to attend or would you say Oh I know that.... and skip it?
My idea is a presentation about the importance of turning over every stone in your genealogy research.
What I would do is show examples of the documents I have found in obvious and not so obvious places. For example attachments to NYC marriage licenses or documentation attached to a passport application. Odd bits from probate files. etc.
Of course, not everyone is going to get so lucky to find these documents but the message of the presentation is to not stop looking for the unknown and undiscovered. I have always been an advocate of taking the research into these lesser used resources and this would be examples of the lucky finds to encourage people to keep going and look in the unsuspecting places.
Would you attend this presentation?