Advice before editing this pre-1700 Sharp profile?

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I have information to contribute to the profile of Andrew Sharp. This is what I can add:

  • I have generations behind Andrew to potentially add but I am not sure how to go about documenting their accuracy with vital records that are more than 400 years old. 

These are the sources I am using:

  • See above.

Should I contact one of the pre-1700 projects or know about any style guidelines before proceeding? Thank you!

WikiTree profile: Andrew Sharp
in Genealogy Help by Monica Sharp G2G Crew (460 points)

1 Answer

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Good question, Monica, and welcome to WikiTree.  First, may I suggest to edit your question and add in the "tags" section Scotland since it appears this will involve Scottish ancestors which will mean working with particular sets of records.

My second suggestion is to do this one step (one generation) at a time and not to progress further back until you have primary source documentation at each step. There are so many fictional Scottish ancestries found both in print and on the internet (including in WikiTree though we strive to correct them).

Records that may or may not be available will change by location and person. My suggestion is to start and post questions here in G2G when you need to and to first join the Scotland Project (the project page has links to sources and specialized help teams). If you ever have questions about the validity of a source, the first thing to do is review the criteria you worked on to get your pre-1700 certification. Then, as needed, reach out to the Scotland project for additional assistance.

Good luck!

by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (201k points)

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