. . . may I please have a moment of your time? I have a question for you.
When you find a document that may be about one of your ancestors (or may just as well not be about one of them), what do you do with it?
I have several documents (a will, a census record, etc.) about people who are probably my ancestors but I don't have enough information (yet) to make a good case for a relationship. I haven't been adding the names or documents to my genealogy program or to the notes section of my genealogy program, either. But then when I find some other information that might support this person, I have to go searching for the previous information/document I found.
What do you do? Add the person to your database or not? If so, how do you identify the person as a possible ancestor (as opposed to a found ancestor)?
I would greatly appreciate answers from those of you who have more experience than me.
Thanks so much!
Note, January 15: In addition to the comments below, Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings wrote a post answering my question. You can read it at "What Do You Do With a Document for a Potential Ancestor?" Thanks, Randy.
Note, January 26: Michael Hait of Planting the Seeds: Genealogy As a Profession also responded with a a helpful post, "When you find a document that may be about one of your ancestors ..." Be sure to read the comments accompanying that post for additional information. Thank you, Michael.