Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/4/2006

Old Books as Genealogy Sources

All too often, family historians rely on secondary sources of information such as transcripts and indexes (such as the IGI). They are fine as “finding” tools to locate ancestors, but they are subject to errors and omissions. I would always recommend that after finding “data” in secondary sources, that you always seek out the primary source, (that’s the place where the information originally came from), and where possible, obtain a copy of it. for more click here

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