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From: "Alvie L. Davidson" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Original vs Derivative Source
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 05:34:02 -0500
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A simple photocopy of an original birth record from a government repository
(city, town, county, state or federal State Dept) is only a derivitive but
when you get a certified copy it presents itself in a far better light. By
receiving a certified copy
it is the same thing as taking that original document and carrying it around
and saying here is the original.
I have a book entitled "Genealogical Evidence" by Stevenson (a lawyer) which
might shed some light on this
subject. I will look into his book and post any answers he might have.
Alvie L. Davidson CGRS
CGRS, Certified Genealogical Record Specialist, is a service mark
of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license
by Board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations.
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