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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...
MidwestRoots.net Professional Genealogy Services for the Midwest, by Harold Henderson, CG (SM). Certified Genealogist and CG are proprietary service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its program of genealogical competency evaluation and used ...
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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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THOU SHALT NOT STEAL
It would appear from multiple reports on Facebook that RootsTech's record-breaking audience also included a number of intellectual property thieves, some who knew better and some who didn't. You need explicit permission to take pictures of a presentation or...
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Why was the first public orphanage built in 1790 in Charleston, South Carolina?
In the Winter 2015 issue of the Utah Genealogical Association's quarterly Crossroads , I review John F. Murray's book, The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America . "No nuance, no child, no foster mother is left be...
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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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Yet another reason to join the National Genealogical Society
"One of the best ways to learn problem-solving techniques is to analyze  NGSQ  case studies," writes editor Melissa Johnson, CG, in the brand-new first issue of the on-line NGS Monthly . "Case studies demonstrate how challenging genealogical questions can b...
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Quote to remember
Words to live by, from Elizabeth Shown Mills's Monday evening talk at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 12 January 2015: "Instead of asking each other 'What's the answer?' we should be asking ourselves 'What's the evidence?' "
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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