Grains of Salt: Analyzing Sources, Information & Evidence
Genealogists consult numerous sources in their quest for reliable research answers. It’s tempting to take what we find at face value, but sources are not created equal, and the information they provide is not always what it seems. Anyone can master the basic concepts of sources, information, and evidence; and anyone can learn to effectively analyze research results for reliability, credibility, and relevance. Don’t let mistaken assumptions lead you astray. Learn to be skeptical! Source independence and diversity, combined with thorough analysis, are keys to dependable research results.
Speaker: Alice Hoyt Veen, a sixth-generation Iowan, has been a dedicated family historian for more than thirty-five years. She is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, and educator. She founded Prairie Roots Research in 2010 to provide reliable, source-cited research solutions for family historians seeking superior results. She takes pleasure in sharing her knowledge through educational writing and speaking.
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