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You should be able to name the exact person and identify exactly which event in his life you want to document. Stay focused on that research objective until you find at least one source that documents it. Do not give up or change research objectives lightly.
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| alignbgcolor="center#ffff99" bgcoloralign="#ffff99center" | <center>'''Stay focused on one event in one person's life at a time until <br>you find at least one source to document it.'''</center>
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'''''Complete Information''''' fully identifies any individual and links him to the correct family. It includes the vital event information noted in [[Recall Information#Types_of_Genealogical_Information|Types of Genealogical Information]]. For many places and time periods you may substitute other information when some of these are not available. For example, a christening or baptism record may substitute for birth information. Burial information may substitute for a death record.
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| alignbgcolor="center#ffff99" bgcoloralign="#ffff99center" | <center>'''Try to obtain complete genealogical information <br>for each ancestor and family member.'''</center>
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=== '''Insufficient Information''' ===
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'''''Insufficient Information''''' means that significant facts about the person or family are unknown or unproven. In such cases, research must '''not''' continue to other generations. Basing further research on insufficient information results in errors in family connections to other generations. It could also lead to untraceable persons or research "dead ends." Insufficient information includes:
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