Genealogy and citations: Problems and solutions

One of the biggest problems I have in my genealogy research is the proper citation of information and evidence I have gathered.  For years I simply added the information to my trees, after making sure it was correct information, but I failed to cite my source, or if I did, I did it in such a fashion that I was not able to relocate it several years later.

With this lesson firmly in place, here is the information regarding proper citation of records and evidence in genealogical research, not only for you, but to help reinforce it for myself.

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Parents should NOT have to be born AFTER their children.

I do understand the need to feel as though you are connected to something larger than yourself, and for many that means being connected to royalty.

I recently received a printout of a family tree from a family member that shows direct lineage through our Russell line to the major royalty of Europe.  After reviewing the tree for a few seconds I pronounced it completely fictitious.  My family member who presented me with this printout said it was correct because the woman who had done it was married to a pilot.  Now that is all the confirmation I needed. Continue reading Parents should NOT have to be born AFTER their children.