Two questions; Richards 13904, 1975 family tree as source?

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1. Can I use the Richards family tree as a source? 

I am still adding members of the Richards family to WikiTree. 

Charles Richards (Richards 13904) is my 2 X great grandfather, Charles Richards was the founder of Imperial Bolt and Nut Works, Darlaston, Staffordshire, England. The company was Britain's largest manufacturer of steel nuts and bolts. 

For the centennial of the company's founding, a family tree was commissioned, to include all descendants of Charles Richards. The family history was researched by DeBrett's of London, England. https://debrettancestry.co.uk/about-us/#sources

Almost all the information was provided by living members of the very large and family history obsessed Richards family, sources were provided by DeBrett's. 

At the May 1975 centennial celebrations, the tree was displayed for all visitors to see, and was photographed and published by several local newspapers.  

Since that time a group of Richards descendants have continued to research the family history, the information shown on the tree is accurate. The family lived in Wednesbury, Staffordshire from approx. 1665 and many descendants still live in the area to the present day. 

The group have traced the family history back to Stephen Richards (son of George Richards and Ann) baptized 26 December 1679 at St Bartholomew, Wednesbury, Staffordshire. The records of St Bartholomew are intact from 1569 to 1812. 

2. if I can use it as a source, can I upload a photo of this tree? The tree includes people who are still living, but don't have last names on the tree. It is 7.4 mb

Most of this family's history is in the public domain. For further information on the family business. http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/articles/Darlaston/Richards.htm

in Policy and Style by M Ross G2G6 Pilot (119k points)

1 Answer

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family trees are not a source

documents are preferred
by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (559k points)

England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973

Name: Henry Richards
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 31 Jul 1787
Marriage Place: Saint Bartholomew,Wednesbury,Stafford,England
Spouse: Rebecca Stokes
FHL Film Number: 421615
Household Members:
Name Age
Rebecca Stokes
Henry Richards
Source Information:
image
Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Name: Silas Richards
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 30 May 1803
Baptism Place: Saint Bartholomew,Wednesbury,Stafford,England
Father: Henry Richards
Mother: Rebecca
FHL Film Number: 421615
Household Members:
Name Age
Silas Richards
Rebecca
Henry Richards
Source Information:
image
Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
I have the family records back to 1649
the records need to be on the profile

this is a collaborative site

other members can edit the profiles you make

they can change things unless you have documents on the profile that they can check
I will be including all the sources and biographical information for all the family members as I have done for the profiles already completed.

As previously mentioned I have all the relevant record sources.

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