Notice in recent Ancestry.com Weekly Journal
- The following article appeared in Ancestry Weekly Journal
Tips from the Pros: Recording Locations
from George G. Morgan
For each of your ancestors' vital dates (birth, marriage and death), always
record the precise location as it existed at the time of the event. That
means listing the town, the county or parish, and the state for U.S. events.
For foreign locations, the town, province, and county should be recorded.
More important, because boundaries and jurisdictions change so much over
time, make certain you have the correct county or state, or province, or
country listed as it existed when the event occurred. This is important to
you for purposes of locating copies of records and important for future
researchers who want to confirm your research and obtain copies for
Frank R. Plichta
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