Documentation: The Backbone of Genealogical Research

Many beginner genealogists get caught up in chasing their ancestors back in time, and fail to record where they found the information they discovered. Eventually, they realize they should have been doing this all along—perhaps after sifting through papers in search of the source of a specific piece of information. Documentation and source citations are commonly discussed in genealogical publications, and on blogs, mailing lists, and websites. However, discussions are often focused on how to properly cite sources, and many beginners may overlook the reasons why documentation is so important.

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