09 June 2015

Review Review Review

In yesterday's Monday Musings post I mentioned that I had started to review my older files.  I also noted that I had placed the date of the last review on my folders, and that the date was 1998.

Quite a time lapse eh?

EVERY SINGLE FILE is being gone thru.  Here's what I have (and am modifying).

In my desk drawer I have the main lines that are being worked on.  There are about 45 or so of these files.  They are stored in a deep file drawer on my right side about knee height.  Very accessible for when I want to check on current stuff.   In the lateral file cabinets are files for every surname on my pedigree chart, plus some smaller ones that are of interest.  Mainly names that had many of that line intermarry with my lines. 

The ones in the lateral files are the ones that I am now going thru file by file.  Most of which have not been reviewed since 1998.  So far I've found some interesting stuff.  Stuff that didn't fit then but, as I found out, fits now. 

  • Death record for Frederick Appla who died in 1893.  He is Mark's GGgrandfather.  Funny I had just noted on my master to do list that I needed that item.  Not any more! 
  • Passenger list for Henry Reusch & family.  I have it recorded in my file, but no scanned image.  Score! Image found with out going back and searching again.  And as a bonus it has the FULL source citation on the back.  
  • Land deed between Frederick Appla & Gotlieb Appla, his brother, selling land he inherited from his parents!  Score!  This is the one item I have connecting them to the parents, Jacob & Dorthea.  Again, I had noted that the deed had been found but did not have all the details.  At the time it didn't fit....  IT DOES NOW!  
I'm sure that as I delve into other family files I'll find more that didn't fit then but it will NOW.

What's hiding in YOUR files?

Happy Researching!


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