Gather, Catalog, Clues, and Questions. Once you have the file set up, gather together what you currently have associated with the person.
Assume you know nothing. You are the detective seeking to understand what you have and what your next steps will be. You are simply gathering information. This is not a time to edit and decide what is or is not important. It is the first round; as you move beyond this stage and begin to interview others, you will uncover new artifacts, other individuals to Continue reading