Monday, June 6, 2011

Query Your Database-Not Your Head

When you learn about a new database or resource, how do you decide for whom to search in that database? Do you pick names out of your head?

It might be a better plan to perform a search of your genealogy database for individuals who meet criteria indicating they may be in the database. When released the Civil War Draft Registrations, searching for men in your database born between the high end and the low end of the registration ages would have been a good idea.

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