Original records

 
 
 

Hairsplitting Those Property & Probate Records

Originals? True originals? Duplicate originals? Record copies? Certified records? The ‘most original'? How do I tell the difference? Does it even matter? ...

Image Copies: Originals or Derivatives?

7 July 2014
The debate continues. When we use an image copy, do we consider that to be an original or a derivative? As with all other aspects of research, it depends—which means it is a judgment call we make on the basis of a thoughtful evaluation of what we're using. That judgment is ...