Adding birth or death certificates

+5 votes
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Hi,

Do I add birth or death certificates as a photo for a profile or is there a way to add the photos to the sources area?

Is there a preferred method?

Thanks,

Robert
WikiTree profile: Merlyn Cyrus
in Photos by Robert Arnett G2G Crew (670 points)

3 Answers

+4 votes
As a photo...... Be sure privacy laws and authors/editors  rights are taken into account before you decie to place them on wikitree.
by Eef van Hout G2G6 Pilot (116k points)
+4 votes
If you have the image you can download, typically it is added under Images.
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (752k points)
+5 votes
All good answers! I generally prefer to add any birth/death certificates I find by linking them with a source citation that will take the researcher directly to the certificate that they can view. (Family Search/Ancestry) For the certificates I have in hand, I generally don't post them as a photo unless I have very limited or no other sources to provide for the profile. I have seen them presented both ways here on WT.
by Michael Smith G2G6 Pilot (102k points)

To add to Michael's answer, I have found that the procedure described by Deb Durham for creating a free link to view an image on ancestry.com works very well for this:

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/792811/creating-a-free-to-view-image-link-from-ancestry-com

I'm using the library edition of ancestry at home during the pandemic, and discovered that Deb's procedure, with a few minor adjustments, also works with the library edition.  I use it in conjunction with Greg Clarke's Ancestry Citation Builder app to create source citations with the free link included:

https://apps.wikitree.com/apps/clarke11007/ancite.php

Excellent suggestion Dennis!

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