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Norwegian Kings and Vikings - Do they belong in our Family Tree?
Not even church books and other old documents are always correct. It is good practice to try find several sources to confirm the correctness of the data. Do not hesitate to ask your project or in G2G if you have a source you can't find on these lists.
- The primary sources of this era are called Runestones.
- Sagas, although not reliable in the modern way of genealogy, are the best available secondary sources. Some sagas are more reliable than others.
- The Irish site Celt offers access to much of the original documentation when first hand sources are needed.
- MedLands; http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CONTENTS.htm This is one of the sources sometimes already in place on a profile. If you find it, please check the link so it takes you to the correct place and concerns the right person (and that it is actually working).
- Published articles and books with sources cited. Publications through genealogical associations are often peer reviewed as well.
Reliable with conditions
- User generated online trees like Geni, MyHeritage, Ancestry, FamilySearch, Rootsweb, Geneanet, etc. These kinds of sites can be used to find details that can lead to reliable sources. Some trees cite sources that can be used for your profiles when you have checked them out. Never use a user generated tree as source.
- A generic familysearch.com or ancestry.com should never be used as source citations. Always cite the specific documents where you found the information.
- Published books, articles and blogs that do not have sources listed.
- See also Category:Frauds_and_Fabrications