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Is my source the document or where I obtained it?

My recommendation for source material is to record the source document as a source in your source list, and link that to the person/place/website where you got it as a repository in your list of ...
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Could Francis Tolvert Greenway baptised 1774 at Falmouth be Francis Green who married Grace Woodley 1798 at Totnes?

I think you may be barking up the wrong...er...family tree. To me this doesn't add up, and certainly more evidence is needed before concluding that Francis Green and Francis Tolvert Greenway were the ...
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How to confirm my research of Charles P. Cantrell?

Taking a look at the 1910 Census Image clears up some of the mystery. Frank Dennis occupation is Superintendent of County Poor Farm, not private farm. This in confirmed in the far left column where ...
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Could Francis Tolvert Greenway baptised 1774 at Falmouth be Francis Green who married Grace Woodley 1798 at Totnes?

In this answer I present the timeline that I have developed for Francis Green's son John Soil Green: John Soil Green was baptised on 20 Nov 1803 at Brixham, Devon to Francis and Grace Green John ...
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Should a Proof Summary be included in a Lineage Society application to explain minor conflicts?

I don't have complete experience here, and I imagine many of the genealogical societies handle some of these things differently, but these are the two ways I would consider handling this: Include a ...
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Confirming ancestor without birth or baptism certificate

If I'm understanding the situation correctly, you've gathered some records (census, marriage certificate) and attempted to correlate them. The identifiers you've used to determine a match are the ...
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How do I record a Repository from one Agency but different sections?

The repository is the place where the record is located – in this case it appears to be Brisbane Registry. It doesn't matter whether you ordered the certificate online, by mail, went to the repository ...
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Confirming a connection

I presume your Dad's cousin is on your grandfather's side. (If he's on your father's mother's side, then he won't be of use.) With your father's cousin's test, you might have enough information to ...
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Confirming a connection

There is an easy test of whether your paternal grandfather could be their father. You and your male relative can get Y-DNA tests from Family Tree DNA (on sale through the end of August). If they don'...
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How can I establish (and describe) my confidence that the child and adult are the same person?

For part 2 of the question (recording your degree of confidence), there are schemes used in other fields, but not much in genealogy. While there are recommended terms such as "possibly" and "unlikely"...
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