I am not sure if you would call this a "Research Notebook", but what I have done with my most challenging brick wall, Emma Anna Murphy, is create a folder dedicated to her.
It includes notes and my family tree on CD:
Customer copies of Family History Library microfilm order forms, so I can keep track of what I've researched:
A chart to help me organize the inconsistent information on the place(s) of birth of Emma and her parents:
A "Character Sketch":
The location of Emma and Erastus Shaw's home in Middleborough, Massachusetts:
A family group sheet:
A research checklist:
Each census in which I have found Emma Anna (Annie) (Murphy) (Reagan) Shaw (1900-1930):
Directory entries for Shaw, E. B., Mrs., both as a resident:
And business proprietor:
Most of the time, I bring my laptop with me when I am working on my research, but it is nice to be able to just grab this file and go!
Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley