Paper Versus a Computer Program
Today most people use a computer program to keep track of their family history. It is important that the program enables one to keep a record for all the sources along with the source citations. There should be space for your analysis and suggestions for further research. Most programs now enable one to import photographs and digitized images of documents. Paper copies of family group sheets and pedigree charts are useful backups. Many facilities are now allowing the use of digital cameras.
When using paper pedigree and group sheets write the information you “know” is correct in pen and the information that could need changing in pencil.
- Smart, Susan and Clifford Duxbury Collier. Using Forms for Canadian Genealogical Research.
Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 2006.