When I first became interested in genealogy, several times I read “cite your sources!” and “keep record of what you find and where!” but hungry for information I just stormed through records grabbing only key facts like names and birth dates. Later on as I tried to remember where I had found this information, sadly I couldn’t. I now write everything down.
While I’m going through church books on Raduraksti, I keep a spreadsheet of any entry for the surnames I am looking for, regardless if I can prove they are related or not, and what page in what book they can be found. This is immensely helpful, and just short of having a nice, searchable database.
While combing through church books too, take note of some of the other surnames you see. In Embute draudze, there is a “Martinelli” family. Sounds Italian right?? Interesting anyways. You just never know when or if the information might become relevant to your research as well.