Thursday, August 11, 2016

ARCHIVED: ESM'S QuickLesson #17 - The Evidence Analysis Process Map

Golly, we really got into a lively discussion during this study group session. For homework, we read two online articles and provided comments about how this relates to our current research methods.

Elizabeth Shown Mills, “QuickLesson 17: The Evidence Analysis Process Model,” Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage ( : accessed 30 Sept 2015).
Elizabeth Shown Mills, “Negative Findings / Negative Evidence,"    Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation and Source Usage (    : accessed 30 Sept 2015).

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  • Cheri Hudson Passey says "My Genealogy Club has a "Trade An Ancestor" meeting once a year where we bring our problem research to share. We trade them and work on them for a couple of months and then meet to share what we found. Sometimes brick walls come down and sometimes it's just assurance that we've done all we can."
  • Cousin Russ writes regarding "current thinking"- "By capturing that piece of information, however vague it is, lets me look at a mapping feature in my genealogy software to see who else was there. One of those other people might have the answer to the question about what "Kinderhook, NY" was all about. IF the was the only person who had an activity in that location, I would look to see if there was a school at some level in that location. The question I would ask is "why is Kinderhook, NY mentioned in that document. Is it a FFAN club bit of information or something else. The ones that I have had, like your example, let me to the FFAN club, using that Map."
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