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Are you sourcing? If so, how. If not, why? What are your opinions about un-sourced genealogy?
Latest Activity: May 21, 2018
Started by Kate Steere. Last reply by Burkely Hermann May 21, 2018.
Started by Sue McCormick. Last reply by GeneJ Nov 28, 2009.
Started by Sue McCormick. Last reply by Sue McCormick Nov 20, 2009.
Citation and Sourcing was my weakness till an extention to my name line was made by my last cousin who could. I ask myself "How his he going to follow my work if nothing is done correctly" this led me to start over again in a professional manner -- and i'm glad I did- thx to Genealogical Studies!
As someone else previously said, the most important issue about genealogy is the sources! If you cannot back up your information with actual factual information, then it means nothing. Public trees are not sources! It may seem like dog work but it is so important to actually list your citation and source with every event or fact you put into your tree. It is so easy to forget if you procrastinate and say you'll do it later. Another wise thing to do is have an actual paper trail of all your sources and keep your filing up-to-date. You never know when you might want to refer to something you've long since forgotten about.
Hello, I am new to the group and yes, I am sourcing.
I thought I was doing a good job with sources when I started my research, but as the years have gone by and I've had to verify some information I find that even I am having trouble finding it again.
I like the way FTM has sources now, but I have found that it is very easy to make a mistake when you are in the window screen. If you happen to have a scroll mouse and move it while it is still in the source title field, it will move and change your title. I found this out by accident when I was checking sources on an individual and discovered one that didn't make sense. i.e. always lived in Canada, but a U.S. census record listed as a source and the dates and ages etc didn't make sense. So, this created “a can of worms” so to speak and I have now started to check all of my sources and if I can access the source again, I am adding more information to make it a more useful source.
Hello. I'm new to the group but I have a source citation suggestion. I've started using a program called Evernote. I wish I'd had it 10 years ago when I started searching online as I didn't realize the importance to keeping track of all my sources. In that time I've gotten a ton of family information from various websites and now when I go back and look I can't tell you what came where on most of it.
With Evernote, I can highlight just the parts of the page that I want to keep and it'll save each one as a note in addition to the exact web address of the page the note came from. Adding tags and being able to save everything to different notebooks makes it great for doing genealogy online. It can be used with files you've already got on your computer or paper files that you've scanned or need to scan.
Just something I thought would be a wonderful tool for genealogy research. I had to pass that one.
Hello, Im new to this group. Allow me to introduce myself.
I am 50 years old and a professionel genealogist living in Copenhagen Denmark. The most important issue about genealogy is the sources!
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