Is this a Source and where should one look for it?

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I have come across a source that I do not know how to handle, guidance please. Is there a place one can look at this compact disc or should this be considered like a source listed on a personal computer?

Compact Disc #41 Pin #903041 1 NAME Created by Family Search (TM) Internet Genealogy Service 1 ADDR 50 East North Temple Street 2 CONT Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 0 @S01@ SOUR 1 AUTH The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1 TITL Ancestral File (R) 1 PUBL Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998 1 REPO @R01@ 0 @R01@REPO 1 NAME Family History Library 1 ADDR 35 N West Temple Street 2 Cont Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA 0 @N01@ SUBN 1 DESC 2 1 ORDI N0 @I1F0Q-NJP@ INDI 1 NAME James /LEE/2 GIVN James 2 SURN LEE 1 AFN 1F0Q-NJP 1 SEX M 1 SOUR @S01@ 1 BIRT 2 DATE 1770 2 PLAC Virginia 1 FAMS @F9514910@ 0 @I1F0Q-NX6@ INDI 1 NAME Nancy /MAYS/ 2 GIVN Nancy 2 SURN MAYS 1 AFN 1F0Q-NX6 1 SEX F 1 SOUR @S01@ 1 BIRT 2DATE 1770 2 PLAC Virginia 1 FAMS @F9514910@ 1 FAMC @F9514911@ 0 @I1F0Q-NVR@ INDI 1 NAME Joseph /MAYS/ 2 GIVN Joseph 2 SURN MAYS 1 AFN 1F0Q-NVR 1 SEX M 1 SOUR@S01@ 1 FAMS @F9514911@ 0 @I1F0Q-NW0@ INDI 1 NAME Margaret // 2 GIVN Margaret 2 SURN 1 AFN 1F0Q-NW0 1 SEX F 1 SOUR @S01@ 1 FAMS @F9514911@ 0 @IS9FR-CT@ INDI1 NAME Sally /LEE/ 2 GIVN Sally 2 SURN LEE 1 AFN S9FR-CT 1 SEX F 1 SOUR @S01@1 BIRT 2 DATE 1800 2 PLAC , , , Virginia 1 DEAT 2 DATE 1870 2 PLAC Kentucky 1 BURI 2 DATE 1870 2 PLAC Kentucky 1 FAMC @F9514910@0 @I1F0Q-NL4@ INDI1 NAME Hannah Rose /LEE/ 2 GIVN Hannah Rose 2 SURN LEE 1 AFN

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asked in The Tree House by Loretta Corbin G2G6 Mach 5 (58.9k points)

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This is more than just sources. It is a poorly imported GEDCOM segment.  There are people and families defined in it. Putting into line form:

Compact Disc #41 Pin #903041 NAME Created by Family Search (TM) Internet Genealogy Service

1 ADDR 50 East North Temple Street 2 CONT Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

0 @S01@ SOUR

1 AUTH The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1 TITL Ancestral File (R)

1 PUBL Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998

1 REPO @R01@

0 @R01@REPO

1 NAME Family History Library

1 ADDR 35 N West Temple Street

2 Cont Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

0 @N01@ SUBN

1 DESC 2

1 ORDI N

0 @I1F0Q-NJP@ INDI

1 NAME James /LEE/

2 GIVN James

2 SURN LEE

1 AFN 1F0Q-NJP

1 SEX M

1 SOUR @S01@

1 BIRT

2 DATE 1770

2 PLAC Virginia

1 FAMS @F9514910@

0 @I1F0Q-NX6@ INDI

1 NAME Nancy /MAYS/

2 GIVN Nancy

2 SURN MAYS

1 AFN 1F0Q-NX6

1 SEX F

1 SOUR @S01@

1 BIRT 2DATE 1770

2 PLAC Virginia

1 FAMS @F9514910@

1 FAMC @F9514911@

0 @I1F0Q-NVR@ INDI

1 NAME Joseph /MAYS/

2 GIVN Joseph

2 SURN MAYS

1 AFN 1F0Q-NVR

1 SEX M 1 SOUR@S01@

1 FAMS @F9514911@

0 @I1F0Q-NW0@ INDI

1 NAME Margaret //

2 GIVN Margaret

2 SURN

1 AFN 1F0Q-NW0

1 SEX F

1 SOUR @S01@

1 FAMS @F9514911@

0 @IS9FR-CT@ INDI

1 NAME Sally /LEE/

2 GIVN Sally

2 SURN LEE

1 AFN S9FR-CT

1 SEX F

1 SOUR @S01@

1 BIRT

2 DATE 1800

2 PLAC , , , Virginia 

1 DEAT 2 DATE 1870

2 PLAC Kentucky

1 BURI

2 DATE 1870

2 PLAC Kentucky

1 FAMC @F9514910@

0 @I1F0Q-NL4@ INDI

1 NAME Hannah Rose /LEE/

2 GIVN Hannah Rose

2 SURN LEE

1 AFN

answered by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (269k points)
selected by Anonymous Hudnall
I broke it down by line also, how can I use this information?
other than pulling out the FamilySearch indexes (which apparently are no longer valid), I don't see that its useful at all. It just amounts to a small exported portion of someone's tree.
+7 votes

That's awfully difficult to read, but I see several key indexes in there pointing to profiles on FamilySearch trees:

for example: 1F0Q-NX6 (but this one appears to be a broken link)

Overall, it looks like raw gedcom data.

Looks like very old data someone has archived to CD Rom, then just copied here.

answered by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (400k points)
That was my thoughts as well. What should one do with all this ... information?

I think they bought it on cd-rom before it was ever on the internet.

Three entries in Ancestral File now

https://www.familysearch.org/search/tree/results?https://www.familysearch.org/service/search/lls/personas?facetType=ON&query=%2Bgivenname%3Athomas%7E+%2Bsurname%3Alee%7E+%2Bbirth_year%3A1729-1729%7E&count=20&collection_id=2

but the AFNs have no resemblance.  Either they've renumbered or they've removed duplicates.

So, one could reduce this mess down to the links you provided, correct?
I would be tempted to put this in acknowledgments where I stick things like * WikiTree ID # was started from Ancestral File information from CD 41 created by Family Search, address with the copyright date.

Or I'd try to find the Ancestral file citation that is now on the internet to replace that or add to it.  Neither the CD nor the Ancestral File information is really a source but I've seen it included in sources.
Thank you Kathy. I believe that is what I will do.
nope, acknowledgements are to a person, not this sort of thing.

Goes under bio and/or sources, cleaned up of the computer gobbledigook, some of it is actually listing persons with birth dates.
Danielle,

Thank you!

Loretta

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