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Take your own mind-blowing tour at NGS in May: Cahokia Mounds
A thousand years ago in downstate Illinois, across the Mississippi from where St. Louis is now, a world-class engineer
designed a 100-foot-tall structure that still stands. He made it out of
mud. I think it's the most amazing destination in the Midwest. I...
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136 years ago: the Upper Midwest from the back of a horse
During the 1800s, even ancestors who would end up staying home often tried going West to see how it suited them. My great-grandfather spent a few years in Kansas hoping to alleviate his wife's asthma, but they returned to southern Illinois. And in the sprin...
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Good news for Michigan researchers!
Seeking Michigan now has all state death certificates on line for free, 1897-1939. The most recent 18  years are new.
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La Porte County Indiana Early Probate Records 1833-1850
Everybody dies. Many have probates. A few leave wills. Therefore, all serious genealogists consult probate records in their research. Now it will be easier for those whose research takes them to La Porte County, Indiana. Almost four years ago, Dorothy Germa...
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In EE's terminology, evidence is not a word to designate "information that is likely to be true." Evidence is any piece of information, right or wrong, that answers or helps to answer a question. Accuracy is not relevant at this stage of the analysis. If your question is "Where did Anna live in 1914?" this article provides direct evidence that she did. It may well not be true for the reasons suggested, but it is evidence in genealogy world. Additional questions need to be asked to determine its likely accuracy.
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I didn't see the word "any" in the definition of evidence in EE, but I suppose it is implied. It states evidence is "information that is relevant to the problem."  I guess I'm not likely to very frequently utilize known incorrect information to solve a problem--although in this case I don't know if the newspaper is wrong until I see the actual court filings. I actually tend to view known incorrect information as being slightly different from information given by a known unreliable source although an unreliable source can give incorrect information. And while I understand the importance of waiting to analyze information until all has been gathered, I think it does need to be done "on the fly," lest we go down more rabbit holes than necessary (grin!).
 
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Learning from what went wrong
We usually want to learn from the best -- the perfect novelist, the triumphant quarterback, the most cogent genealogist. But sometimes we can learn more from things that didn't quite go right. I can understand basketball and chess strategy better from games...
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Crossing the Continent with Common Names and Living to Tell the Story
As we genealogists soon learn, an amazing number of people have common names. I ran into a few of them seven years ago while working on my first BCG portfolio: Who were the parents of Ina Smith who married Frank Burdick in Kansas City in 1885? He was the th...
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Good news for researchers whose ancestors ever got sick or died of anything
The indispensable newsletter ResearchBuzz alerts us to the existence of the Medical Heritage Library , a free searchable archive of more than 1.7 million pages in more than 3,000 volumes of 336 old public-domain medical journals and reference materials. Whi...
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two talks at the Michiana Genealogy Fair March 21
I'll be speaking Saturday, March 21, at the 17th annual Michiana Genealogy Fair, sponsored by the South Bend Area Genealogical Society , and held at the Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library. 10:30 am -- "Welcome to the Other Midwestern Archives," a fun trav...
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Professional writer since 1979, professional genealogist since 2009 -- NW Indiana
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Professional board-certified genealogist
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  • Carleton College