Presented by F. Warren Bittner, CG
I can’t even begin to explain how much I respect this man! I’ve heard this lecture before and listened to it again tonight.
I don’t want to give away all the goodness of his lecture, but he does explain the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) and analyzing evidence (#6 on BCG certification portfolio).
Sources, evidence, and information! His lectures are very interesting, usually revolving around his family. A wonderful storyteller.
City directories are a wonderful source!
Multiple sources taken individually sometimes don’t help at all; put them all together, they work to solve the problem/question you’re working to answer.
False research imperatives create the impression that you must have BMD dates and direct evidence for each event, must automatically belong to the same person, create the impression that if we’ve done the citations we don’t have to compare our sources.
It is the comparison of multiple sources that leads to proof.
Complex evidence is not limited to BMD sources.
Our own birth information is secondary information, not primary (when coming from yourself).
So happy that I got to hear Minnie Mary Bahre’s story again!