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RootsTech 2016

RT2015 - Why Attach?

Session Description

FamilySearch provides the opportunity to attach a source. Why? What should you write when asked why you are attaching that source? Consider a census with a lot of information. An entry for a family in a census provides a “picture” of a family in a place and time. How did you recognize your person? What information identifies your family? Examine information to sift out evidence that proves it really belongs to your one individual or relationship. Identify the details that match family traditions or other evidence already found. Describe the relationships of an individual which differentiate this family from a similar family of the same or comparable name. Use the evidence from those details that show the family relationships to tell why you chose to attach that particular record to that specific person. Carefully explain your understanding of the evidence you see which proves the identity of that individual in the relationships which then uniquely identify families and their members.


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Intermediate
Intermediate
Traditional Class Session
1 hour