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The nature of documentary evidence

The nature of documentary evidence

This video introduces the idea of basing research in documented data rather than hearsay.

We cover what documentary evidence is, consider what primary and secondary sources are and find out whether some evidence is better than others. Possible questions you might ask about your family will be considered as well.

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Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

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