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Original and Derivative Sources

(FindMyPast – March 23, 2016)

We’ve all run into the problem of conflicting information.

Family lore may tell you a certain ancestor was born in 1850 in Kansas. But information on a 1900 census has a different birth date. Finally, there’s an obituary with a totally different year and place of birth. What a mess!

So what do you believe? This is a very common problem in genealogy, and it can be solved (or avoided in the first place) by thoroughly assessing your sources.

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