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Grains of Salt: Analyzing Sources, Information & Evidence
March 5, 2022 @ 10:15 am – 12:30 pm EST
Hybrid Meeting — In person in the Florida History and Genealogy Library’s Beech Conference on the 4th Floor of the John F. Germany Library and virtually via Zoom.
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.
Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
Alice Hoyt Veen is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, and genealogical educator. She believes family history success lies in truly understanding the records our ancestors created. Alice has spoken at national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous local organizations. She is a past trustee for the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the …