Posts Tagged With: primary source

GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 1/8

 

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Primary Source: Records created at the time of an event. For example, a primary source for a birth date would be a birth certificate. While you can find birth dates on other documents, such as marriage certificates, they would not be primary sources for the birth date, because they were not created at the time of the birth. (Definition from ancestry.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/21

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Secondary Source: A secondary source is a record that was created a significant amount of time after an event occurred. For example, a marriage certificate would be a secondary source for a birth date, because the birth took place several years before the time of the marriage. However, that same marriage certificate would be a primary source for a marriage date, because it was created at the time of the marriage. (Definition from genealogy.com)

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