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Questions tagged [proof]

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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Confirming a connection

Ancestry connected me with 2 people that are siblings, (Unknown to me) .Our DNA match between me and the other 2 is 850 and 971 CM respectively. They are 10 and 20 years older than me as well. Based ...
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Should a Proof Summary be included in a Lineage Society application to explain minor conflicts?

My parent's marriage license only states the county where they married. A wedding announcement in the local paper names the church, but gives the wrong (adjacent) city. Birth certificates show my ...
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Could Francis Tolvert Greenway baptised 1774 at Falmouth be Francis Green who married Grace Woodley 1798 at Totnes?

I have asked a question about my 4th great grandfather Francis Green previously as Finding late 18th Century service record of Francis Green in Cornish Militia? Francis Green was, according to: the ...
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How to confirm my research of Charles P. Cantrell?

We have been trying to track down my great grandfather, Charles P. Cantrell. He & my great grandmother (Mary Alice Wilson) married in 1906 in Jackson County, TN. That has been the only definitive ...
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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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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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Recording 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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Has a modern genealogy been traced back to a biblical person?

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 ...
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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 ...