It would be frustrating if you reached your destination and found that you didn't have any of your past findings and leads for research on this trip with you, and you couldn't remember much about the ancestors you set out to research. It's easy to get caught up in packing and meeting departure times, and to forget some of the most important things you need to have with you. We don't expect you to have all of your research memorized, so be sure that you set your laptop computer or your notebook full of family charts, pictures, and notes in an obvious place so you don't forget to take them along. While you're at it, keep a printed copy of the directions you just received from MapQuest (in the preceding section) with your laptop or notebook so you don't forget them either.
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