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From: "Jean R. Legried" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Cite Your Sources!?
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 11:26:50 -0600
At 11:00 AM 2/20/2006 -0500, Amy Larner Giroux CG CGL wrote:
>The information contained in the record is either *primary* or
>*secondary*. Primary being recorded near in time to the event. The death
>date on the tombstone (if the stone matches in age--meaning it is not a
>new stone on an old grave) could be considered primary information since
>the stone was created/erected near the time of death. The birth date on
>the stone is secondary information as it is not a contemporary record for
What about people who buy their tombstone while they are still living and
have their birth date put on it at that time? My parents did this and, when
they died, we had only to have their death dates added. A person using that
tombstone during research 50 years from now won't know *when* those dates
The same will apply to my tombstone. We bought it when my husband died four
years ago. His birth and death dates were both put on the stone at that
time. Only my birth date was entered. Is knowing my own birth date a
primary or secondary record?
Jean R. Legried, CG
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