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Information is a term used for the "facts" contained within a source.

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Why do historical and genealogical scholars differ in their approach to classifying sources?

Historical scholars classify sources as "primary" or "secondary." Princeton University, "What is a primary source" Library and Archives Canada, "Toolkit: Defining Primary and Secondary Sources" ...
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What is the difference between "primary information" and "secondary information?"

In genealogical research, what is the difference between primary information and secondary information. Why do genealogists bother with making such distinctions?
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