Métis Nation of Ontario
500 Old St. Patric St, Unit3
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9G4

Tel.: 613-798-1488
Toll Free: 800-263-4889
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Paper Versus a Computer Program

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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.

Further Reading

  • Smart, Susan and Clifford Duxbury Collier. Using Forms for Canadian Genealogical  Research.
    Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 2006.
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