Based on your research log and evaluation log, you will want to take some time to analyze your findings. Some of the important things to keep in mind while analyzing your data are:
- Is the record for the right person/family?
- Is the record original or derivative?
- Are there other records that need to be checked?
Look for clues that can lead to other record types. For example, if you find a civil marriage record that indicates a couple was married by a minister, try to determine the church the minister served so you can look for the marriage and other records of family events.
You may need to do additional analysis to make your determinations, our “Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls” course will help with this.