Where to find Source info i.e, census, etc?

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Newbie here.  I tried Family Search and Roots for any source information on Maurine Louise Thayer (Hersom). I don't know how to do this.

Thx for help.

Teri Hersom Moran
WikiTree profile: Maurine Thayer
in Genealogy Help by Teri Moran G2G Rookie (220 points)

Maurine's FamilySearch.org profile has 18 records attached, including birth, marriage, census, and records for children.

link to her sources page:


Thank you. Do I paste & copy this information to Maurine Thayer’s profile - re sources?

If you follow the link to her record on FamilySearch you first need to click on the url for each source.  On that page you will see “Document Information” on the right.  Click on that and scroll down.  You will see “Citing this record”  which will show a nicely formatted reference that you can copy to the Wikitree profile.  This is what the citation for her marriage record looks like:  

"Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF3S-PWZ : 14 April 2020), Ralph G. Hersen and Maurine L. Thayer, 1908.

A profile's sources link page displays all the citations when you click the "Detail View" link.

Some citations have a "More" link that you need to click to see the full citation text for those records.

And yes, you just copy and paste the citation text from the FamilySearch.org page to the associated WikiTree.com profile.
Sincere thanks for your help!

Teri Moran
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Sincere thanks!


1 Answer

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Another free source that you may want to check into is surnamedb.com

They have historical information on the Moran surname which is 151st in popularity of close to 50,000 surnames.

"Moran is an Anglicized form of two distinct Galic Irish sept names-O'Morain and O-Moghrain of Connacht. The Galic refix..."
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