Evaluating the Evidence

Those who are skillful in evidence analysis when building a case allow others an understanding of their research process. Resulting in leading them to the same conclusion as the researcher. Including evidence analysis in a proof summary is crucial when building a case...

Reasonably Exhaustive Research

The Genealogy Proof Standard provides a method to evaluate the evidence that is relevant to the question you seek. (Learn more) This will reduce the chance that any undiscovered information may surface at a later time and help you see any areas you may need more...

When the Family Tree Looses a Branch

I often think of him in many ways, but when it comes to researching, I find myself asking him to send me a hint, and smile. He loved to laugh & joke and I can imagine he’s sitting there giving me all kinds of clues, knowing I will not even realize that he has done it.

Case Study: Thomas Jefferson Short

The parentage of Thomas Jefferson Short has been eluding researchers for a while. Follow me as I trace his parentage, using Courthouse Research and DNA. We will also be discussing other family members: William S Short, Elizabeth Short, James Robert Short, Joshua Mastin Short, and Isaac Short.

Genealogy Research Log

Have you ever found yourself retracing research, or looking at the same information twice? … Overall, if you make a habit of using a research log in your workflow, you will save time, and be able to source your information much easier.