Ancestry Quick Tip
– 12/20/2002

Fill In The Blank Family History

Lots of people are interested in their ancestry but not enough to do the work themselves. Thus, when you send forms for them to fill out, put them in story form and leave blanks. It reads more interestingly and is easier to understand. For example, "John Doe was born January 1, 1942 in Anytown, Anystate. He married Jane Roe, who was born January 2, 1942 in Anytown, Anystate. They were married on January 3, 1962 in Anytown, Anystate. They were members of the ______-church," etc., with all information you know but leaving blanks for info you don't know. I add names of children and census records in which they were found.

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