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, ...
I wonder if you would give your professional opinion on a certain part of my ancestry search. We have been trying to track down my great grandfather, Charles P. Cantrell. He & my great ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
I have heard claims that people have traced their genealogy back to King David of the Old Testament. But I've also heard that most (if not all) have major gaps or assumptions in the lineage. Is there ...
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 ...