Should I tag a profile as unsourced if the only source is a geni-dotcom listing (that has no sources)?

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in WikiTree Help by Donald Howard G2G6 (9.1k points)

If there is a link to a specific Geni profile, that could be considered a source (though not a very good one). If there is a general geni website statement, then that would be considerably unsourced. I always go looking for a more specific source in those cases or tag it with a maintenance category.

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Hi Donald,  You can read up on this here:  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Sources_FAQ

"We use the {{Unsourced}} Research Note Box to identify profiles with no clear identification of where any information on the profile came from.

It should be used on any profile with no source citations, or no source citations that clearly identify the source.

Here are examples of source citations that don't meet the minimum specificity needed to identify a particular source:

  • "Find-A-Grave"
  • "FamilySearch"
  • "Personal records"
  • "Family Bible"
by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (554k points)

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