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'''''Complete Information''''' fully identifies any individual and links him to the correct family. It includes the vital event information noted in [[Recall Information#Types_of_Genealogical_Information|Types of Genealogical Information]]. For many places and time periods you may substitute other information when some of these are not available. For example, a christening or baptism record may substitute for birth information. Burial information may substitute for a death record.
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffff99" | <center>'''Try to obtain complete genealogical information <br>for each ancestor and family member.'''</center>
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=== '''Minimum Information''' ===
'''''Minimum Information''''' is the least amount of information needed to continue research into other generations. It will vary depending on the family, time period, and place, but should generally include— include:
*First and last name of the person and at least one parent.
At the very least minimum identification includes the name and the date and place of an event.
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=== '''Insufficient Information''' ===
'''''Insufficient Information''''' means that significant facts about the person or family are unknown or unproven. In such cases, research must '''not''' continue to other generations. Basing further research on insufficient information results in errors in family connections to other generations. It could also lead to untraceable persons or research "dead ends." Insufficient information includes— includes:
*Missing information
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