How do you vett your selections in the creation of your tree?

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Depending on the historic data, how do you become certain you are making the correct choices that lead you so far and into elegant family lines?

I m trying to vett my own tree but I do not know with certainty when I should ignore a possibilty or choose one..
WikiTree profile: Adele Vexin
in Genealogy Help by Roberta Burnett G2G4 (4.5k points)

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Your getting into a time frame when records are scarce. However, the book discussed at this link is a big help in  creating factual profiles:

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2015/05/15/big-news-at-ngs-ee3/
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Maggie N.
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  I would look for whatever evidence I could find ie good secondary sources or original sources if possible.

Here for example is  the website of the Chateau de Vignory.  . It gives a date of her marriage to Roger de Vignory (1042) and the date of his death (1059)   It is secondary evidence and not sourced though the date of the Castle is. I'd like to find other sources but it's a confirmation  for this marriage from something other than an Ancestry tree  .http://www.montjoye.net/vignory-donjon-tour-chateau

It isn't easy though, I think that it is a very specialised field and you would really have to get to know about the period to find the better secondary sources ( I noted several French texts online dating from the 1700s onwards but they  were all written  a long time after the events)

 

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