March – Resources

Resources for Newest online genealogy records, Fraud in Genealogy, & Source citations

Newest online genealogy recordshttps://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/

(Scroll down and click on Monthly Record updates) –

Eg. https://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/new-records-21-november-2022

Eg. https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/3754697 (“United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 – ca. 1990”, Database.)

Fraud in Genealogy

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

http://web.archive.org/web/20080416143926/http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/comconsumerpsst.cfm  Don’t Let Them Take Your Name in Vain!

https://www.denverpost.com/2006/02/09/fake-yearbook-company-settles-with-state/                   Fake Family Yearbook Company settles with state of Colorado

Source Citations

https://www.cyndislist.com/citing/citations-in-genealogy/  Sources and citations

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Cite_Your_Sources_(Source_Footnotes) Source citations

Source Citation Examples

(Full Citation) AUTHOR, TITLE, PUBLICATION LOCATION, PUBLISHER NAME, PUBLICATION DATE,
PAGE #

Eg. Clement Luther Martzolff, History of Perry County Ohio (New Lexington, Ohio: Ward & Weiland,
1902), 144-46.

(Automatic Citation at FamilySearch FamilyTree) TITLE, WEBSITE, ACCESS DATE, NAME (S), RECORD DATE, LOCATION, SOURCE & ARCHIVE LOCATION

(Minimum Citation) TITLE, (LOCATION, SUBJECT), PAGE #, AUTHOR, PUBLICATION DATE, ARCHIVE / WEBSITE

(Birth and Death Records, St. Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick, (Canada), 1792-2009. p 5, Jean-Guy Poitras, 2010)

Primary/Sec SourcesBirth certificate: when reported by the mother, 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/Sec SourcesDeath 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.”