Sunday, April 27, 2014

MGP2: The Written Conclusion

Never was it more important to participate in a Hangout on Air than today's Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group 2. Why? We're up to Chapter 7 The Written Conclusion. Some researchers like me never get to this stage. We gather information from all known sources. We analyze the heck out of them. We ponder the "disagreeing" information. But we never get to the conclusion part. Perhaps it's because we doubt our own research capabilities.

Today's chapter discussion focuses on advice from author Thomas W. Jones' about getting past what seems like a dead end. No more fussing. Use his techniques to arrive at a conclusion.

Panelist +June Butka says "I looking forward to the discussion about written conclusion. I looked at this chapter from the point of view of a parent, when I taught my children to problem solve. I stated what I wanted; gave my reasons with the pros and cons and concluded with a proof statement. I allowed my children to disprove my reasoning with their own thought process problem solving method. Just as all our research is based on current knowledge we have available, when new items disprove it we update our conclusion. If my children could give me valid reasons why my statement was incorrect; I conceded to their reasoning. FYI, one is a lawyer and one is a Tech Sargent in the Air Force. "

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Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof  (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013). [Book available from the publisher at , also available in Kindle format, described here.]

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