#1. taking page before, page of and page after is one of my forms of Cluster Research.
I use the term Cluster Research when I am gathering information, whether it be on a
census. Index to Will's book or other sources.
#2. I have several Index to Will Book's from various places. Having gone the old way and ordering
one document at a time, reading the Index Books gives enough names generally for you to know
you probably want to at least record, all the names of the Surname your researching that are
mentioned in the Index, take full information for ease of locating when later needing.
This time saving method does more than save time. This information given, can cement families
together that you were not even aware of. Bringing forth new leads and more information to
resolve your need.
#3. This applies to Land Records, Tax Lists, most other written data.
Story given by a wise speaker was, the children married into the neighbors, they traveled in groups
whether it was large or small. The data we collect should be somewhat all encompassing to find the
"needle(name)in the haystack" that is missing.