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New "Member Friday" Webinar - Logic and Deduction: Part of the Genealogical Proof Standard by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Logic and deduction: Part of the Genealogical Proof Standard by Shellee Morehead, Phd, CG

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Logic and Deduction: Part of the Genealogical Proof Standard" by Shellee A. Morehead, PhD, CG. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Logic and Deduction: Part of the Genealogical Proof Standard

Correlation of facts, along with explaining conflicting evidence is part of the genealogical proof standard. Learn tools and see examples of how to do it. Correlation and analysis, as well as explaining inconsistencies in our research, are critical in the application of the Genealogical Proof Standard. But how do we do it, and what sorts of tools can we use to make sure that our data is the best we can find? In this lecture, we will discuss the genealogical proof standard as well as delve into documentary evidence that needs to be explained. Using one 19th century example, I use time lines, associates, various vital records, and unpublished journals to correctly place individuals in to families. In a 20th century example, I show how only careful analysis of information, including oral family history, can identify the one official record among many that provides a woman’s true name. Different tools and explicit logic and deduction can help us arrive at solid genealogical conclusions regarding identity and relationship.

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Logic and deduction: Part of the Genealogical Proof Standard by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG



About the Presenter

Shellee Morehead Shellee Morehead has a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology and is an adjunct instructor of Biology at NEIT. She was certified by BCG in 2012, and researches, writes and lectures on family history. Her most recent article is "Thomas Hamilton -- Progenitor of a Colonial American Family: His Ulster Origins revealed using DNA" which appeared in the Directory of Irish Family History Research. Recent speaking events include NGS 2016, The Genealogy Event in New York, the Ukrainian Historical and Education Center in New Jersey, and NERGC 2015 in Providence. She was one of the program Tri-Chairs for NERGC 2015. In 2010, she appeared in an episode of Danish Television's "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Her specialties include Rhode Island, Italian, and French-Canadian research and genetic genealogy. She is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), an active member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, American-French Genealogical Society, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) New England Chapter.

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