Sourcing methods

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The images I get in my head when I see these...

Unsourced Family Tree Handed Down

The family tree being handed down.

Personal Knowledge

A lot of profiles from the early days of WikiTree are labelled as sourced from "firsthand knowledge" even when they are from hundreds of years ago.

This is stimulating to the imagination: how did they do it? By time travel, perhaps. But these guys have cameras to document what they have witnessed.

Obtaining firsthand knowledge - a visit to the Garden of Eden.
Witnessing the marriage of king Manuel I of Portugal and Eleanor of Austria.

Disclaimer: Adam and Eve are no longer in WikiTree. And the current procedure for entering new profiles in WikiTree limits the use of "Personal Knowledge" to a reasonable time frame. Still, loads of profiles with the old wording remain...


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