The Bare Minimum

Here is the bare minimum of genealogical information to have in your personal records.  The more information, the better.  But this is a great framework to start from.

Your family records should provide at least:
  • the given name or the surname of your ancestor
  • the person’s gender
  • enough information to uniquely identify the person

This "unique" information may include dates, places, and names and relationships
of other family members.

For the spouse, at least have the given name or the surname of the spouse.

For family records, know the given name or the surname of at least the father.

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog through Geneabloggers. Welcome to Geneabloggers.

    Regards, Jim
    Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets


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Seeking connections and roots that outlast
The change of the seasons, the distance of time
Stories and people who I can call mine

Someone who's part of me -- Who will that someone be?

For the hearts of the children are turning
Turning to fathers they've never seen
And the hearts of the fathers are burning
With the promise of what will be

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