Roots 0216 Misleading Internet Information

by: SidneySachs [134 videos »]

Dr Thomas Jones, editor of “NGS Quarterly”, discussed being careful about using the Internet for gneealogy. One must carefully check the sources of the data found on the web. Were did this data come from? If one can click on some information and see the source data, then it has more of a chance of being right. Often there are known errors found in data on the web. One person may have found the correct information but the older data is still being used as though it were true. One must also be aware of the conclusion reached, and of information presenhted out of context of the original. Incomplete information may also slant a conclusion.
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