Today, in all the excitement of attending the Fairfax Genealogical Society's fall conference featuring Thomas W. Jones, Ph. D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA Ol' Myrt here learned a great deal. His three presentations were titled:
- Inferential Genealogy:Deducing Ancestors' Identities Indirectly
- Going Beyond the Bare Bones:Reconstructing Your Ancestors' Lives
- Methods of Proving Parentage
Snippets of info -- which could have become Tweets if I could figure out how to do Twitter better:
TOM JONES: (answers) Most premarital agreements are found in deed books. Sometimes they are called "mixed" record books that also include wills.
TOM JONES: Uses Microsoft Word rather than a genealogy management program. He uses a Word macro numbering system for when additional family members are added.
- TOM JONES: The definition of INFER - arriving at a conclusion from evidence collected. (He recommends writing your proof argument, to pull all the info together.)
- TOM JONES: The principle of COVERTURE - English law considering a married couple as a single entity, where the husband is empowered to conduct business. This makes it difficult to trace women in legal records.
Happy family tree climbing!
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