D. Joshua Taylor gave an excellent lecture at RootsTech about how to resolve conflicts in genealogy research. He said that if you are not finding any conflicts in your genealogy research, you may not be doing reasonably exhaustive research. During his lecture, he reviewed 8 methods for resolving conflicts, and gave several helpful examples. It was a great lecture. I'm sharing the first few steps that he suggested. Bio: D. Joshua Taylor is the President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, host of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS), and a frequent speaker on family history at venues across the globe....
Today, Diana and I are talking about analyzing your sources - the next thing to do in your research project after creating an objective. In order to establish what you know and determine how reliable it is, you must analyze the source, information, and evidence on a record. Start by gathering up all the sources that you've already found. Talk to close relatives who have knowledge or information about the project. Check online family trees including Ancestry, RootsWeb, FamilySearch Family Tree Genealogies, etc. Diana tells about how it's easy to make a timeline in google sheets or excel with the...
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