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From: "Patricia Stamm" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Laptops during research phase
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 15:12:49 -0800
Admittedly my big problem is the report too. I have cut some time by making
a master listing of resources that I check. That way, it is a cut and paste
into the report.
I also keep standard charts that I use available. That way, I only have to
add the pertinent information rather than redesigning them each and every
time. An example would be a city directory with the year, name, occupation,
and location. That way, if I need the information in a different format
later during the report, I can sort it the way that will show the greatest
However, I do agree with Elissa. Laptops are great. And if the facility
can support them, I will take it. However, many of the courthouses and
libraries have limited room. And of course there is always the problem of
security. What do you lock down the computer too? I have never ever been
able to stay in one spot for the entire research period. :)
That's my two cents. But I would love to hear other ideas on making report
time shorter. :)
For that matter, maybe this is a topic for a roundtable discussion at one of
the conferences or even a session at the APG conference.
Patricia Walls Stamm, CGRS
specializing in Catholic, St. Louis Missouri Research.
CGRS is a service mark of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists®, used under license by board-certified associates who meet
genealogical competency standards prescribed for those programs.