When we find a genealogical record we like to wring it dry of evidence, pulling every piece of information we can about our ancestor from it. However, we may miss some obvious clues if we don’t understand some basic facts about that record.
- Why was the record created?
- Who created the record?
- Who provided the information?
- How did you get the record?
- What are the alternatives?
Head over and check out his post. You might learn something. I did.
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Kris Hocker, “Five Things You Should Know…,” /genealogy the genealogy & family research site of Kris Hocker, modified 6 Aug 2011 (http://www.krishocker.com/five-things-you-should-know/ : accessed 3 Aug 2015).
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