Jamboree

June

02
Saturday
3:30PM - 4:30PM

A Key to Research Success: Avoiding Fallacies in Family History

Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA


Some familiar with the fallacies of argumentation will recognize these; for others, this will provide names for the errors they have encountered but haven’t labeled. Whether in the evidence or the source, fallacies infiltrate genealogical problem-solving, taking us off-track. Understanding the difference between induction and deduction will start the unlocking of family truths.

Level:
Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Topic:
Law, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Other
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity