Always bring a magnifying glass to the courthouse to assist with documents that are difficult to read. Also understand the rules of what you can and cannot do while in the courthouse.
Use the Research Extract Sheets to summarize information which cannot be photocopied, for which there is no document in your possession, or for things such as deeds which may be time-consuming or difficult to reread quickly when you need information from the copy you have.
[Charts & Forms]
Make a list of all living relatives before you start your genealogy research. Interview as many of them as possible. Be prepared with a list of questions. Use a tape recorder for the answers or take very good notes. Respect the person's privacy.
Always record females using their maiden names.
A Guardianship represent individuals appointed by the court to oversee the affairs of a minor. It can also be used to oversee a business or a person incapable of handling their own affairs.