Considered to be a valid source

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Looks like a gold mine on Blackburn Family Association with 830,000 individuals. under SURNAMES TAB. Is this considered a valid source to use this database as a source for my Beals/Bales when i can verify it matches with information i already have?
WikiTree profile: Jacob Beals
in Policy and Style by Deb Bales G2G3 (3.7k points)
There is a formatting error on this profile that has turned the sources into an unreadable jumble. Since I do not do inline sources (I think that is where the problem lies) the best I can do is point out the issue.

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Is it a family tree? They are not considered verifiable sources, but often give hints to enable further searches. Maybe putting them under Research Notes will keep them visible to later searchers, and keep Sources for verifiable records.
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (970k points)
+5 votes
It is a secondary source. The information on each profile that it contains needs to be verified either by checking the source attached to the profile or doing the research yourself. None the less it is a source where the contents can be verified or disproven.
by George Churchill G2G6 Mach 8 (86k points)

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