The value of lists

While I was building Mark's family trees there were long stretches when daily I was amazed by the lives of these people.  I was like an excited, overwrought bloodhound, on the trail and not stopping for anything, not even the basic necessities of life.  I should have been making lists.  I started FAR too late.   The prospect of making sense of the lives of thousands of people from the past is futile at best.  

So, I'll stop kvetching now.  These lists will be added to for months and months to come.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.