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- August 2009.
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1. Our welcome
Article – All About Resolving Conflicting
Genealogy Records By Malc Moore
Months Featured Article:
1. Our welcome
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
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My wife Carol has just been informed
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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.
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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
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
conflicting genealogy records and
Ultimate Genealogy Guide book at our website and blog genealogyforu.com.
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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...
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