Monday, November 26, 2012

“Sketchy” Sources Have Their Use Too

Harold Henderson, Writing in Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, gives us an insight to the value of those less-than-credible sources we often run across…you know the type…online family trees, for example.

His point is that they can provide leads, if not proof. Harold ends his piece with a comment that is now on my list of favorite quotes: “Leads document our chase, and later on higher-quality sources document our case…”

Read the full article at:

Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog: Cite Your Low-Rent Sources!

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