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Sources play a key role in [[genealogy]].
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[[Category:Sources]]
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==Definition==
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A source is a text (sometimes oral presentation, audio recording, video recording) from which (genealogical) information is derived.
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Scientifically, one will make 3 distinctions:
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#Primary source : text which is a firsthand written evidence of history, made at the time of the [[event]] by someone who has seen it happen. Eg: diaries, certificates, newspapers, ...
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#Secondary source : Written accounts of history based upon the evidence from primary sources and other secondary sources, offering commentary and analysis. Eg: history books, genealogical publications,...
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#Tertiary source : selection and compilation of primary and secondary sources. Eg: library catalogue, bibliographies, ...
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== Most important genealogical sources ==
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=== Official documents ===
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* [[Birth certificate]]s
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* Still births
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* Marriage certificates
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* Divorces
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* Death certificates
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* Official name changes
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* Naturalization records
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=== Religious documents ===
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* [[Baptise record]]s
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* Marriage records
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* Burial records
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=== Legal documents ===
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* Court cases
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* Notary documents
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* Probate records
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=== Migration ===
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* Passenger lists
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* Record of landing
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=== Residences ===
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* [[Census]] records
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* Property documents
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* Phone books
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* City directories
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=== Final resting places ===
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* Cemetery list of interments
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* War graves
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=== Military ===
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* Enlistment lists
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* [[Draft lottery|Draft lottery documents]]
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* Medals
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* MIA - Missing in Action
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* Deserters
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* Pension applications
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=== Personal Documents ===
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* Diaries
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* Correspondence
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* Household bills
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== Other Possible Sources ==
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* Bibles
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* Stories
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* Publications
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* Photos
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* Employment information
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* Medical records
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* DNA
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* Voter registration records
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* Genealogical society records
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Revision as of 04:02, 15 June 2007

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