Can i start a tree that has few citations in hopes that others can fill in the blanks?

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What you need as a basic in some historical document....so, if you just have a birth record or just have a death record, or even just a marriage record....get started!
by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (656k points)
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it's better to do a little research and add your citations with your profiles, so your profiles are as accurate as possible than to have a lot of blanks. Some blank info is inevitable but I'm proud to say that of over 300 profiles I manage, only 12 are still waiting for a citation. Biographies are yet to follow on my profiles though but I'll get there in the end.
by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (231k points)
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If you don't do some verification on your own how will you know that what information you've collected is accurate?  I think by being a participant in the research will give you better overall results in the end.
by Kara Smythwood G2G Crew (470 points)
Agreed.....better overall results and a better understanding of the folks in your tree. This week I have found out a whole load of new stuff about the industries in my area after I checked the "occupation" of a few of my forbears on the censuses and wanted to understand what their job actually was. It also gave me an idea of why they lived where they did. I think that is much more fulfilling than just having a collection of names and dates. All the info I have gathered was from free resources online, so I didn't have to spend a lot of money or travel anywhere. I can recommend FamilySearch.org, FreeBMD and generally googling. Hope this is helpful to the OP :)

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