Maryland Genealogical Society
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Direct evidence speaks to the point in question. Indirect evidence gives facts from which you can come to a conclusion.
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Primary evidence is personal testimony or a record created shortly after an event by a person with personal knowledge of the facts.
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Secondary evidence is information which is not the result of personal observation but comes from the testimony of others.
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Undocumented genealogy is mythology. Remember to document everything you find on your ancestors.
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Genealogical citation is not always uniform. Elements include name of the person who created the document, date of the records, form used (county deed book, microfilm, etc.) and where the document can be found again. There are many resources available on how to properly document information. The most critical information for you is where to find it again.