Following on from last week's "Motivation Monday" post about NOT using the scattergun approach, today's "Tuesday's Tip" may seem like I have my wires crossed somewhere. For today's "Tip" is to always look at the neighbours when you are reading something like a census return.
Years ago, I was searching for my gg grandfather, John HAYWOOD, and noticed that in the house where he lived, was a Walter HAYWOOD. Now, I had no Walter HAYWOOD in my notes - but I wrote him down anyway. Some time later, I learned that I *did* have a Walter - but it was just that I didn't know it at the time.
Now I look back at those same censuses, and with 20-20 hindsight I can pick out his sister, his niece, and other relatives. So, if you want 20-20 hindsight vision before the future has happened - always note the neighbours.
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