Sources, Primary [25 February 2012]
Are Birth Registrations available from governmental vital resource agencies primary sources? Why is there no reference to them in your pages of instruction regarding primary sources?
Having entered about 75 people into my tree without sources, I have now obtained information which will allow me to provide birth sources for a great many of them. Most of these come from the records of one Canadian province. I have provided the repository details in full and these have been accepted. I believe I have provided the title of the file precisely as it is given on the repository website. I have quoted the full birth registration and its reference number.
Other people appear to have used these records as sources but refer only to their availability on Ancestry and at Family History Sources. I am endeavouring to cite the source through which these organizations have obtained their data.
But, the little red question mark still comes up next to the name of the man I am trying to give the sources for. Since I want to employ the same routine many times I would like to get it right before I go on.
Example: Harry Wilmer Lyle in Goldenoldie Tree HWLyle
--goldenoldie 04:27, 25 February 2012 (EST)
Thanks, Jennifer. Just a case of tying the two bits together, eh? Gotcha!--goldenoldie 11:31, 25 February 2012 (EST)
this article needs an update [16 August 2012]
Can someone update this article please. I found it looking for examples of the template "Citation needed". The article gives two links to 'good examples' but apparently someone has now provided the citations and the template is no longer on those page; so we need some new examples. It would also help if this page showed the actual template so it could be readily copied. It is difficult to find in that long list of templates. --Janiejac 01:46, 13 August 2012 (EDT)
Perhaps what's needed here is to place an image of a "currently good example", rather than a link to a page that (with luck) will soon have better sources. I'll see what I can do. Q 13:47, 14 August 2012 (EDT)
I am the user who asked the question in the first place. Person:Henry Lyle (1) was my grandfather and the very start of the tree I had brought in by GEDCOM. His page was the very first I attempted to sort out on WeRelate.
Jennifer answered my primary question: how do sources tie up to the events you enter for a person? Like any newbie I was in a hurry to complete my first entry. In doing so I had missed the instructions as to how the numbers attached to the sources tied up to the events. That was basically what the topic "Citation needed" was all about.
Now, what better sources can one obtain than an image of an original birth registration complete with the signature of the person who came into the registration office and advised the powers-that-be that a child had been born? The signatory was the child's maternal grandfather. The registry office was a good 5 miles from the birthplace and the child's mother was already a widow with three older children. And the year was 1876! From what I have found in searching for other birth registrations up to ten years later in the same area of Ontario, I was very lucky to find that the birth was registered at all.
I would appreciate if Quolla6 could tell me what better source I could cite. --goldenoldie 15:26, 16 August 2012 (EDT)
You may have been thinking you were asking about getting a good source for the article of interest, but where you put the question was on the talk page for "citation needed". So what you were asking for was to update the citation needed template, not updating a specific article that happened to be used as an example. However, I'm glad that your real question has been answered. For future reference, questions pertaining to a specific person artile should most likely be placed on the talk page of the person article. Q 21:54, 16 August 2012 (EDT)