Do You Think You Know the Informant?

Some documents used in genealogical research clearly state the name of the person providing the information. Others do not.

Knowing who provided information helps the researcher judge the probable reliability of that information. If you have a record that does not specifically state who gave the information, indicate in your notes who you think likely provided the information–and give a reason if possible.

Certain individuals are more likely to know certain details about the family or their live than others are.


Source: Genealogy Tip of the Day

Posted On: January 2, 2021 at 08:54AM