How to cite first person oral info

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1900 census shows Nora blaisdell as having two children, one still living.

What the census can't say is that the child assumed dead was actually alive and being raised by family in another nearby town.

That child became my great grandfather.
My aunt (alive as of this note) has fond memories of him.
What is the proper citation when using direct oral information.
 
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Doyen-32


in Genealogy Help by Rachael Hindman G2G2 (2.8k points)
The phrasing may vary, though the gist of it goes like: Information as recalled by so and so on such and such a date and place to so and so. Include everything your aunt has shared with you in the bio: addresses, dates, events, everything. Hopefully, records will turn up to substantiate the information. Interviews are a well established part of genealogy since they provide leads.
Thanks tons.
You're welcome Rachael.

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Hello Rachael.

There is an example in the help pages that may be of help. Please see:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Sources#Second-hand_information
by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (842k points)
selected by Susan Laursen

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