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How do you record your source?

I’m curious about how others source. I make sure I put as much information as needed so someone else can retrace my work, and correct me if…

Started by CaryAnn Turner HessLatest Reply

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what do you consider Primary Sources?

I'm just curious what do you believe most? I've seen mistakes on Death Records, Census Records, Obituaries, and books. What do you consider…

Started by Kate Steere

21 May 21, 2018
Reply by Burkely Hermann

What Kind of Source Is This? How do I Create a Citation?

I own a "manuscript" that is a valuable source to me because it mentions family members I wouldn't otherwise know about (of course, I now h…

Started by Sue McCormick

9 Nov 28, 2009
Reply by GeneJ

How do you know what type of source?

I am struggling with learning to be an accurate, reliable searcher and recorder of our genalogy and family history. So much of the informat…

Started by Sue McCormick

9 Nov 20, 2009
Reply by Sue McCormick

Genealogy Books?

Hi all- If you use information from a genealogy book, do you then research the information from that book to see if it fits? For instance…

Started by Kate Steere

10 Nov 2, 2009
Reply by Sue McCormick

How do you record your source?

I’m curious about how others source. I make sure I put as much information as needed so someone else can retrace my work, and correct me if…

Started by CaryAnn Turner Hess

16 Oct 10, 2009
Reply by GeneJ

Most Unusual Source?

What is the oddest source you've used to prove info on your ancestors? I think mine is one for William A Lavelle, my actor without roots. :…

Started by Kate Steere

6 Sep 24, 2009
Reply by Kate Steere

Directories as sources

I am researching my FIL's Tietjen line and I'm fortunate that they lived in Brooklyn, NY. On Footnote.com and Ancestry.com, I have used the…

Started by Kate Steere

1 Sep 24, 2009
Reply by Victor G Carre

Where Do You Start?

Here's another question to ponder... When you finally get a new clue, new maiden name, or break down a huge brick wall, what do you with y…

Started by Kate Steere

18 Aug 22, 2009
Reply by Sharon Ray

Timelines

Hi all- I'm doing a timeline for my FIL's great grandfather, esp since I only find him on 2 census records, but find him in various newspa…

Started by Kate Steere

0 Aug 18, 2009

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