‘Where’ matters in search of pasts

Roxanne Moore Saucier writes about how important sources are, in her genealogy column ‘Family Ties’ for the Bangor Daily News (Maine). Specifically, where the sources came from, and where the sources place people, and how genealogists can come across conflicting locations.

She writes in ‘Where’ matters in search of pasts:

To find out who someone was, it’s helpful to know where they were – and when.
The important thing about using this site is to note where the record came from. Those that are “extracted” from town records are generally considered to be more reliable than those which have been submitted by members. You can’t tell whether the submitter is a top-notch genealogist who checks primary sources, or someone who takes everything he sees in print as reliable.

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