Proving Your Ancestry: Is My Husband Really Related to George Washington? (Meetings)
Using her ongoing research as a case study, Marguerite Scully provides program participants with illustrative examples of how to verify their ancestry through record search and analysis, as well as how to analyze the records they have already found. The presentation includes a discussion of genealogical obstacles such as the absence or scarcity of critical records, weak records, as well as misinformation and how to reasonably rule that out. Additionally, participants will be introduced to the existence of records at libraries, archives, and courthouses that might be of value to their genealogical research.