A demonstration by argument and evidence of the validity of a knowledge claim. The term is sometimes used for the knowledge claim itself (confusing that which is proved with the demonstration of its truth). (See "conclusion backed by thorough research, sound analysis, and reliable evidence." [Mills, ...

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The identity of Priscilla Kimball Preston. Can you help track down an old extracted record and help solve a 17th century mystery?

We all know it should not take 1200 words to explain a transcription error ... A 17th century personality, "Priscilla Kimball Preston," reported by FamilySearch's FamilyTree causes a conflict in my ...
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Where do I start with a pedigree chart?

I have recently received a printed pedigree chart of 20 pages. My mother is included in the chart. How/where do I start recording this information in Legacy? How/where do I start to verify the ...
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How do I verify 2 William Watsons are the same person?

Bourne Russell captained the "Lady Rowena" to Australia in 1829. On board was an apprentice sailor named William Watson. How do I verify this William was the same William born to Bourne Russell and ...
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How can I determine parentage of Thomas McCubbin (McCubbins) who died ca1875 in Missouri?

Thomas McCubbn (wife Emily) was my gg grandfather. Thomas died late 1875 or early 1876 in Warrensburg MIssouri (his son said Thomas died an early age). It is believed this Thomas McCubbn is the son ...
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How do I record a person on Ancestry.com who may or may not have existed?

I have received an old genealogy report from a relative and it reads thusly (names changed for brevity): 1. Parent b. Ireland, d. Ireland. Notes about parent. children 2. i Child. ...
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How can I establish (and describe) my confidence that the child and adult are the same person?

My two general questions are: At what point can one say that, yes, the adult you have identified as your ancestor is the same person as the child you think might be your ancestor, and that you have ...
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How can I confirm the parentage of Mary (1771? - 1851) wife of John James in Llanfair Nant Y Gof, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Llanfair Nant Y Gof is a rural parish in Pembrokeshire, consisting of scattered farms and a single mill, plus a couple of "big houses". There is no village as such. The population in 1800-1820 was ...