Re: Geni and Family Search #general
I have found educated guesses, noted as such, to be extremely valuable is breaking through brick walls.
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Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Geni and Family Search #general
ALWAYS build your family history using primary sources such as census records, birth, marriage, death records, wills, and if your are fortunate to have living relatives interview them. Actually, do the interviews first or at least at the
same time you are doing the paper trail. Remember, your elderly relatives won't be around forever to ask questions. The primary documents aren't perfect, but you can iron out most difference by comparing and contrasting these sources. Only then when you
are on solid ground or in the event you hit brick wall, look at family trees posted by other people. But don't take their postings as fact. I've seen some really careless work. Search out their sources for yourself and apply the same critical analysis that
you use when doing your own research.
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