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Resolving Conflicting Evidence

  Over the past few weeks I’ve mention conflicting evidence a number of times.  As I like to say in many of my lectures…it’s something I can guarantee…just like death and taxes.  In the first

Write it Down

   The final standard of the Genealogical Proof Standard states: 

•  A soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion

   One of the things I’ve learned through the years, is writing a report clarifies your research.  …

Evidence Analysis

1973-8-5Patrick Moughty Death

     Last week I discussed source citations.  As we look at various sources, be they books, certificates, census records or other artifacts, we are gathering evidence from them and it’s therefore important that we understand what we’re looking at, why it was created, and where the information contained in that source came from.  …

Cite Your Sources!

    If my experience at recent lectures is any indication, there are a lot of new people beginning their genealogical journey.   That’s exciting!  TV programs, news broadcasts and newspapers seem to be writing more often about finding your roots.  …

A Strong Foundation

The Genealogical Proof Standard

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  I  headed to the cold  north (left Florida it was 70° and arrived in Virginia it was 24°) which was a bit of a shock to the system.  …

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