In keeping with this month’s meeting presentation featuring a video on breaking down brick walls, the following links provide helpful methods to utilize in your family research.
SGS member Merilee Mulvey shares a recent FamilyTree Magazine article on Naming Traditions Across Multiple Cultures. Author David Fryxell acknowledges that at one time family names were passed down from one generation to the next. He suggests “you often can use these patterns to make educated guesses about the brick walls in your past.”
Verify, Verify, Verify with GPS
It can sometimes seem as if we’re consumed with verifying that the information in our family research is indeed factual. Janet Maydem has written an article posted on the Family History Daily site warning that if diligence in doing so is neglected, it can result in “a family tree packed with inaccuracies and ancestors that aren’t even our own”. Her article provides a concise guide in the use of the Genealogical Proof Standard to ‘ensure your tree is as solid as possible’. Well worth the read. View it HERE.