Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

Nomi Waksberg

We all receive these emails headed "possible family match". Is't it our responsibility to confirm the source cited, if one was, by the person submitting the "match". Initially, when I first received this type of match information, I assumed it was correct. Ha! I've since learned that unless there is a reliable source (PSA, US official records, etc) the "unvetted" names go on my "to be researched" list. Only the information from reliable sources are added onto my tree.

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