Military and War Project Reliable Sources

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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.


Reliable Sources

  • Published articles and books with sources cited. Publications through genealogical associations are often peer reviewed as well.




United Kingdom

United States of America

Reliable with conditions

  • Find A Grave, Billiongraves and other cemetery sites would be deemed reliable only when a picture of the headstone is provided. Remember that even grave markers can have errors in name spelling and dates.
  • Wikipedia and other Wiki's, including WikiTree are only as reliable as the sources they cite.

Unreliable Sources

  • 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 or should never be used as source citations. Always cite the specific documents where you found the information.
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) where up to 50 % of the entries are user generated.
  • Published books, articles and blogs that do not have sources listed.
  • See also Category:Frauds_and_Fabrications

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