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Newsletter No. 32 - August 2009.

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1. Our welcome message.

2. Featured Article – All About Resolving Conflicting Genealogy Records By Malc Moore

3. Latest Family History news

4. Next Months Featured Article:


1. Our welcome message.

Hi Everyone,

August was a very busy month for me. Hence, I'm late yet again with your newsletter!

I wrote an eBook and now I am waiting for it to be accepted into the ClickBank Marketplace. Also I built a new website: http://amateur-golfer.co.uk so if you're interested in golf, may I suggest you take a look.

My wife Carol has just been informed that a distant cousin of mine has recently passed away. We didn't know of this cousin but were saddened to hear the bad news all the same. The husband of this lady that died has no interest in family history and is passing her extensive records over to us. That will keep Carol busy for a while. This is, as I said, a new line for us so our 'Tree' continues to grow at a pace.

Family history continues to be our No. 1 interest. Carol is off to Dublin next week hoping to catch up on some of her (and mine I hope) Irish ancestors. I can't go along this time due to commitments but we hope to go together in the near future.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter...Jim


2. All About Resolving Conflicting Genealogy Records By Malc Moore

Probably the best way to lessen the danger of conflicting genealogy records and erroneous mistakes is to have at least 2 documents supporting one another. This is all right if the documents state the same information like the dates being the same, also the names being the same, plus the places are the same.

However what if the information retrieved from one document or record gives different info from the other? Does this imply that the older data is correct and the new data, incorrect, or visa versa?

Not really, it just means you will have to check out all the information available and decide which one is the accurate piece of information. In fact sorting out conflicting genealogy records is really not that difficult. Because all you are required to do is pay attention to the information and ask the following questions.

How accurate is the source compared to the original information?
The vicinity of the original information could differ from one database to another, and this is definitely the case with some genealogy websites. However, one should work with the possibility that some of the genealogy records offered me be from the original source, because some sites have definitely got their information from original records. So as a rule of thumb the information at is closest to the original records is usually the most accurate.

What do other individuals say about the source of genealogy records?
Probably the official records are the most accurate and credible source of information. On the other hand, if you are getting your information from a book or database you may want to check fire the Internet see what other users have written about the accuracy and validity of the material.

Does the document look to have been edited?
The editing or changing of official documents is very rare, however it is a possibility. When checking a document, be sure to look for any differences in handwriting, because this can be an indication that information has been added to an original document.

Is there a time discrepancy between the actual event and the time where the conflicting genealogy records was created?
For instance a record of a birth may have been created several months or years after the actual birth took place, or maybe a gravestone was added to a grave some years after the burial. These are just some of the things you should look out for when doing your research, because often times when genealogy records are created some time after an event took place this can lead to possible inaccuracies.

Genealogy is a fascinating subject to get involved in, and you will be able to get more great tips and information about http://www.genealogyforu.com conflicting genealogy records and http://www.genealogyforu.com/the-ultimate-genealogy-guide  The Ultimate Genealogy Guide book at our website and blog genealogyforu.com.

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3. Latest Family History news:

Parliamentary Archives puts documents about the British Slave Trade online

'Parliament and the British Slave Trade 1600 - 1807' (www.parliament.uk/slavetrade) is a new website from the Parliamentary Archives, using original source material, interwoven with narrative from expert historians, to tell the story of Parliament's complex relationship with the British slave trade. The website enables visitors, anywhere in the world, to examine key documents, engage with the issues and voice their views... Read more here

4. Next Months Featured Article:

How to Use Writing Your Autobiography to Help You Better Understand Yourself by Michael Boyter

For most of us, all traces of our lives are forgotten within three generations of our passing. Who we were, what mattered to us, and how we lived is all but forgotten except for....! Your life doesn’t have to be lived in the lime light to be worthy of reading about or be of value to you and educational for posterity and as a historical account. as tradition...

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