Whether you are researching your own home or that of an ancestral homestead, creating a contact list will make your research easier. If you research at the registry of deeds and find yourself with extra time, you can use your contact list to choose another location to move on to.
Typical places to include on the contact list are:
- The Registry of Deeds
- The Probate Court
- The local Town/City Hall
- The local library
- The local historical society
- Any relevant museums
- Name of Location
- Street location (so you can plug it into your GPS)
- Phone Number
- Hours of operation
- You can also include the web address and relevant email addresses
Creating a contact list ahead of time can save you a lot of time. Keep it handy whenever you go out to do research.