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WHAT IS A SOURCE EXACTLY?
MrsMicbil
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Hi all,

I need help regarding "sources". Basically, I'm not sure what a source is exactly. From reading about it I think that a source can be a document like a Birth Certificate. Is this correct?

If it is correct, then to me it means that for every person I have in my tree and have a birth certificate for, I have to create a new source. i.e. If I have 95 persons in my tree and have a b.c. for each person, I'd end up with 95 sources. Plus, if I have a marriage certificate for let's say 40 people, I'd end up with another 40 sources. Does this sound correct?

Thank you for your help Smile

MrsMicbil
Canada
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RE: WHAT IS A SOURCE EXACTLY?
Arbel Z
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Hi Michelle,

Thank you for writing!

 A source is not the specific document, but the collection it comes from. For example:

Birth Certificates are not a source. The source is the census/Ministry of interior and the birth certificate is the citation.

Another example: I get a lot of information about my family from history book X.  So the source will be the book X, and the citation will be the exact page in it.

Now you'll end up with one source and 95 citations (how it should be).

 

Hope it helps!

Arbel  

Arbel Z
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RE: WHAT IS A SOURCE EXACTLY? [2]
MrsMicbil
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Hi again,

Sorry but I'm still confused.

For example, let's say I have 2 persons.

Found a birth certificate for each person at Agency X.

I now understand that Agency X should be my source.

I want to add the pictures of the birth certificates. Do I do that in Manage Sources / Sources photos?

And if so, then how can the birth certificate be "attached" to the person?

It all sounds so confusing. I hope my question is clear.

MrsMicbil
Canada
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RE: WHAT IS A SOURCE EXACTLY? [2]
MrsMicbil
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Thank you for your prompt reply Arbel. Saved me a lot of workSmile.

Now I'm off to writing another question I have.

Michelle

MrsMicbil
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