Cyndi's List - Ten Years Old
End of an Era: Taping of Genealogy Presentations at Conferences

Secondary Source defined

Secondary Source, n.

A derivative record created some time after an event, and easily identified by its repeated use of the phrase, "Near as I recall. . ."

This humor is from The Genealogist's Glossary (& Other Essential Nonsense) by Christopher Dunham and is copyright 2005 by Christopher Dunham. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the book is available at


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