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Steve Frame
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JSF, If you take all the reasons you stated here in consideration you have to almost put the whole Internet into that category of being an unreliable source. Anyone can change anything almost anywhere on the Internet these days.

I have always looked at Wikipedia as a 2nd source. I would never use it as a primary source for anything. In my genealogical research that I have done for 20 years now I have learned a lot of things that many of us consider as good sources are not really good sources. Even a death certificate can be a very bad source because it is at the mercy of the person giving the information.

But back to my point, to completely write off Wikipedia for the reasons listed you have to write off the whole Internet in my opinion. The way I see it is the way Nelson does - you use it but you also get other info to support it too.
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