Tuesday, 28 October 2014

For every silver lining ... a cloud

John Grenham's most recent Irish Roots column What do we lose when records are digitised? reminds us that, despite the benefits, when it comes to digitization  "Every human intervention adds another layer of error, with incremental losses to accuracy and completeness."

Evaluating the reliability of the sources you use is fundamental. It's not unique to genealogical research.

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