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

Eva Lawrence

Most of the people who are being dismissive of the large genealogical companies go on to say that they haven't subscribed for years. All these companies have had to up their game for that very reason. Their indexing is not as  inaccurate as it was, and they are still the easiest route to accessing original images of  census and marriage records and  one can now use them increasingly to contact potential relatives. . If you are starting to research a new line, a commercial site is often the best to start. I supplement what I find with Familysearch and Geni, both free to use. I  take care to save all mt information on my own computer, so that I can move to another site when it's no longer useful for the projects I'm working on..  . A downside is that I keep on getting emails with information I've had for years, which does waste time..  
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

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