March – Resources

Resources for Newest online genealogy records, Fraud in Genealogy, “RootsTech videos online” & Source citations

Newest Online Genealogy Records

https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/category/about-familysearch/whats-new-at-familysearch/

Fraud in Genealogy – Genealogists beware.  A software company is marketing a new program to internet advertisers that could quickly generate websites full of extensive, but fake, family trees.  For full story, go to:

https://www.deseret.com/2005/11/12/19922412/fake-family-trees-online-may-trip-up-genealogists

Additional resources for fraud can be found here.

Source Citations

https://www.cyndislist.com/citing/citations-in-genealogy/  (Numerous articles regarding source citations.)

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Cite_Your_Sources_(Source_Footnotes).  (Extensive article about source citations.)

Citation Examples

(Full Citation) Author, Title, Publication Location, Publisher Name, Publication Date, Page #

(Automatic Citation at FamilySearch) Title, Website, Access Date, Name (S), Record Date, Location, Source and Archive Location

(Minimum Citation) Title, (Location, Subject), Page #, Author, Publication Date, Archive / Website

Primary/Secondary Sources: “Birth certificate: when reported by the mother, or the father who was present, or attending midwife/physician, the date of birth and sex of the baby are primary information.  If the age or birthplace of the mother is reported by the father, it is secondary information.”

Primary/Secondary Sources: “Death certificate: the date and place of death, reported by someone present, are primary information.  The person’s age, birthplace, and parents’ names of the deceased would all be secondary – the only reason the person reporting would know these is by being told earlier.” Please see the attachment “Genealogy Citations” found here.