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Extras << Compiled Records <<

Smart Strategies for Using Compiled Records

Just as compiled records vary in content, they range widely in accuracy and completeness. While there are many outstanding compiled resources - both online and in published form - it doesn't hurt to familiarize yourself with their potential limitations. The following resources will help you "get smart" about how to most effectively use compiled records in your research:

  • Analyzing and Reviewing Published Sources by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL
    http://www.bcgcertification.org/skillbuilders/skbld975.html
  • Beyond the Keyboard: Learn 5 important ways to make the best use of information you find on the Internet by Kathleen W. Hinckley, CGRS
    www.genealogy.com/genealogy/39_kathy.html
  • Cyndi's List - common genealogical myths
    www.CyndisList.com/myths.htm
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