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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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Backtracking to find source of birth date?

I suspect it was the 1939 Register, as that shows a Catherine Cowin with birth date 24 Dec 1878 living in Liverpool C.B. Keep in mind that birth dates on the 1939 Register were recorded as given by ...
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What information should I include for this source citation?

Up to 1983 the registers were quarterly, so the index entry gives the quarter when the event was registered. There is no way of telling the month of registration from the index entry alone. In 1984 ...
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What information should I include for this source citation?

Just wanted to add my support to Audrey's answer and to add a bit about citing references to GRO (English/Welsh) certificates. There are now two versions of the GRO index. The contemporary ...
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Adding source citation for Cremation?

I disagree with the other answers in that I would not include an image (or full text), of any recent personal correspondence in a database accessible to others, without their express permission. When ...
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Citing or crediting leads to sources?

If you Google something to get to a website, you would not usually think of citing Google. By that same reasoning, you have no obligation to cite the intermediary source that may have led you to the ...
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What information should I include for this source citation?

In the original case above the only original document involved is the register entry held by the registration office. In addition to the year/quarter, there are three elements which make up the unique ...
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Creating a FreeBMD Death citation / source / repository

Heretical though it may be - I will say that there is no right way to do a citation. Only useful ways. What is useful to me, may not be useful to someone else. In addition, if they are read by someone ...
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Who is (was) Gertrude Aubrey Barber, compiler of thousands of Grave inscriptions?

The best available answer to this question is provided in the 16 page document The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 142 (2011) pages 5 through 20 , that describes the Cowen sisters ...
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Public release date for 1926 Canadian Prairie Prov. Census, soon?

I was looking on the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (https://www.familysearch.org/indexing/projects/country/ca) and saw that they are in the process of indexing and reviewing the 1926 ...
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Public release date for 1926 Canadian Prairie Prov. Census, soon?

An online article from The Star (Toronto ON) confirmed my hazy memory of the release of the 1921 Canada census -- it was available very quickly because of partnership with ancestry.com: 1921 Canadian ...
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Passenger manifests - internal sailings uk?

Passenger lists were not required for travel within the UK, or even between the UK and Europe. See TNA Passenger Lists Guide. The one exception to that is when "a ship called at more than one European ...
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When do you decide to add media to the Fact or the Source Citation?

I would suggest that it's very rare that a source provides evidence for just one fact, so the media needs to be ultimately accessible from all the relevant facts. You therefore don't want to add it ...
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Creating a FreeBMD Death citation / source / repository

ONS (Office for National Statistics) only appears because it happened to be the parent department of the GRO (General Register Office) at the time when FreeBMD obtained permission to use their index ...
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Creating Source / Citation for military document

The basic principle from Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained is to cite what you actually used. There are numerous examples on the Evidence Explained website about citing a document that is held ...
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How can I research relatives in the Italo-Turkish War 1911-1912 online?

Service records for the war may not be available to you online, but these are some things you could do online. Research the war itself Do background reading about the war that would put everything ...
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What information should I include for this source citation?

They look the same to me, with the sole difference that the GRO Search reference says that the DOR is Q1 of 2003, while the Certificate says March of 2003. Fortunately, March is in Q1, so one is just ...
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Where is Hepzibah Mason in Gregory Stone genealogy : ancestry and descendants of Dea. Gregory Stone of Cambridge, Mass., 1320-1917?

Gregory Stone genealogy; ancestry and descendants of Dea. Gregory Stone of Cambridge, Mass., 1320-1917 has been digitised by Harvard University, and made available online via the Hathi Trust Digital ...
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Creating a custom source on ancestry.co.uk

It is easy to get lost in the time to create sources and citations - been there, done that. You will change your methods part way through, so don't aim for perfection from the start. So here are a ...
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Detaching source from individual in Family Tree Maker 2017?

In the panel on the right side of the screen (on the "Person" page) there is a small menu line with an unlink icon. Highlight the source and click the icon. That being said, I would recommend ...
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How would one find listings of names on ledger stones in English cathedrals?

I don't know if this is any use- but at least it has potential. http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/ledger-stones/ledger-stones.htm it has got a link to this www.lsew.org.uk a site doing ...
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Public release date for 1926 Canadian Prairie Prov. Census, soon?

The 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces returns were transferred to Library and Archives Canada from Statistics Canada on 46 microfilm reels (48,529 images) We have digitized the images into PDF and ...
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Finding sources for Kent Family Genealogy?

If a book's author does not cite sources for its information then I think that you will need to start searching the historical records until you find the information that you are trying to verify. I ...
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Finding sources for Kent Family Genealogy?

You don't list the publication date, but if either of the authors is still living, you could track them down and inquire about their sources. I realize this is probably not an option, as the older a ...
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Which Source template in FTM 2017 for Find A Grave?

Depending on what exactly you are citing Find A Grave for, I would opt for the suggestion made on Randy Seaver's blog here. I'm not sure if the source templates in FTM 2017 and RootsMagic 7 differ in ...
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Citing or crediting leads to sources?

"Citing or crediting leads?" Citations and credits are different animals, and should be placed in separate sections. Credits are usually earned, by someone going out of their way (multiple hours/days) ...
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Persistent URLs (web addresses) for online records of genealogical events

Update to previous answer by @AdrianB38: In a post (submitted byrraymondon Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:28) in the discussion Using FamilySearch Citation on the Evidence Explained website, Robert Raymond ...
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Creating a custom source on ancestry.co.uk

I transcribe everything. I have found even the tiniest bit of information useful. For example, I found my great grandfather in the 1905 New York State Census (before the rest of the family was there)...
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