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6/11/2014
Take the mystery out of documenting online sources.
Although you do genealogy for fun, you take the accuracy of your work seriously—after all, who wants to trace the wrong ancestors? That means you need to record where you find each piece of information, so you can distinguish facts (based on generally reliable records such as birth and marriage certificates) from conjecture (based on less trustworthy sources, such as vague family lore).
 
In school, we all learned the basics of citing books, articles and traditional “paper” sources. But with so much genealogy data on the Web these days, you may be scratching your head over the proper way to document those discoveries.
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