Hyperlinks to Source Documents

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What Is a Hyperlink?

A hyperlink is a reference or navigation element in a document that takes you to another section of the same document or to another document.  Hyperlinks can be very helpful in a family history filing system by linking source documents, that have been digitized, to an electronic research log, analysis table, or records manager.

Creating hyperlinks (or we may simply call them links) can make research much easier, faster, and accurate.  If all documents are digitized, they can be linked in a simple chain.  You can access them from any point in the chain, as the following illustrates: