I am speaking from my own experience. In researching your genealogy leave no stone unturned. In researching my family surname I happened to come across the maiden name of my great grandmother. The reference was to a book at the Family History Library. What are the chances that the content of this book could be my family? I saved a copy of the book reference and put it into a file. The reference remained in the file for about 10 years.
In 2010 the National Genealogical Society was holding a conference in Salt Lake City. I decided I would attend since it was an opportunity to visit the Family History Library. I happened to remember the reference I placed in the file and decided to take it with me. I was pleasantly surprised after asking the volunteers for help in locating this reference. The book listed eleven generations of my great grandmother’s family. On page 800 was my father’s family! From this book the volunteers at the Family History Library provided a copy of my family tree. Some of the material has sources other pages do not. I have a lot of work ahead of me.
- Family History Library
- Farnsworth Memorial II: Second Edition of the Farnsworth Memorial – Page 800.