Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general
For those that are new to genealogy, I would like to add one more thing
to be cautious about. A source citation does not automatically make
For instance, in researching my SCHWIMMER family from Munkacz, I came
across Israel Schwimmer, living in NY. Israel passed away in 1938 in NY.
There are TWO death records for an Israel Schwimmer in NY, in 1938.
+ Nov: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W2Q-9WB
+ Jun: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WTS-754
If the wrong record is used, the wrong parents would be "cited", with a
data source, for this Israel Schwimmer. That is one of the reasons Bill
Dollarhide suggests, "There should be at least two citations (a minimum
of two separate sources) for each event listed." (See