Correctly sourcing 1st hand information

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Hello everyone!

I'm pretty new to genealogy and brand new to wikitree. I want to thank James Beauchamp for all the hard work on his tree. Without that I never would have connected with him, found a pretty significant branch of the family or joined this site. Thanks!

Again as I'm a wikitree newbie, I want to make sure I'm sourcing on the site correctly. What is the proper way to source first hand information? ie. my own immediate family member birth dates, etc.
asked in WikiTree Help by Crista Rowe G2G Crew (550 points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith
Thanks for asking, Crista, and for prefacing with a nice comment. Welcome to WikiTree! :-)

1 Answer

+2 votes
Don't be overly concerned about format. Describe the basis for your information to the extent that you can. For example, you could say something like "Entered by Crista Rowe on 19 November 2015, based on firsthand knowledge about her immediate family members."
answered by Ellen Smith G2G6 Pilot (889k points)

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