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The template {{cn}} is used to simply highlight that a fact asserted has not been properly documented. See Person:George Harris (10) and Person:Samuel Smith (1) for two examples on how to use this template. In general, what is needed is a link to a specific source that can be cited to support this fact. In selecting sources "Primary Source" or Original Source, such as a letter, or government or church record contemporary with the event, is always to be preferred. Absent a primary source, a good "Secondary Source or Indirect Source, such as a published family history that relies on primary sources for its information can be used instead. "Tertiary Sources", such as an unsourced family history, or reliance on GedCom's, or simple communication from other genealogists serve little effective purpose in documenting genealogical information.