As I promised my blog on 06 January 2014 at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/01/beginning-genealogy-study-group.html, I watched Dear Myrt’s Beginning Genealogy Session 6 and 7 yesterday. I will continue to watch the rest of the study group as it proceeds.
The top two things that were discussed in Sessions 5 and 6 were -
- Session 5 - How reliable are the documents we use? How reliable are newspapers documents vs date of birth documents? See how Dear Myrt explains the difference – and there is a difference. She uses the clothes line graphic to describe the documents.
- Session 6 - The second session was a case study in conflicting evidence. This was an interesting session. Dear Myrt took the evidence of one of her listeners, and went through the exercise of testing the evidence. If you don’t listen to any session, you should listen to this one. You will see why professional genealogists are so particular about the evidence they are given by the casual genealogist to research.