Grave stone

Started by Private User on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Private User
9/14/2010 at 12:28 PM

I've seen that some have the year of death as 1728 and others show 1729. I looked online and found a picture of the grave stone showing 1729.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21507

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=21507&amp...

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9/14/2010 at 2:54 PM

The grave stone is a good source, but I'm also seeing Wikipedia cited as a source. Most genealogists agree that Wikipedia isn't a good source because anybody can post anything, right or wrong. But Wikipedia or any encyclopedia can be used as a reference to trace sources. If that source is found and verified, that ORIGINAL source should be cited, not Wikipedia.

9/14/2010 at 3:12 PM

Citing Wikipedia, which is at least somewhat traceable to authors, is still better than citing "the Internet", without further details. I've seen that, too, on Geni.... literally; I'm not kidding.

9/14/2010 at 3:31 PM

I have also found examples of Find-A-Grave having pictures of the wrong gravestone, so take care!

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9/14/2010 at 6:44 PM

Another bad source I've seen cited is the genealogy website of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Anybody can post anything, and I've found many errors.

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