Recording your family history research in an organized manner is vital. If you get into the habit of recording everything, others will always know where a link was made or found; more importantly you will understand your notes. Ideally new records should be recorded at the end of every day. It does take time and it can seem pointless. But you will benefit from keeping accurate location & linkage records. A good tip though is to record everything in pencil.
Below is a brief example of part of a Location & Linkage record Sheet
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