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Handling theories in Genealogy Software?

I maintain a Word document (over 260 pages now) that lists all of the events (births, deaths, marriages, etc.) of my direct ancestors in chronological order. As part of that document, I include all of ...
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Confirming parentage of Mary (1771? - 1851) wife of John James in Llanfair Nant Y Gof, Pembrokeshire, Wales?

It seems like the next step in utilizing the information from the will of John Francis in 1809 would be to locate the information related to this probate in the death duty registers which date from ...
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Using signature comparison as genealogical evidence?

As luck would have it, I stumbled on this discussion puzzling over the exact same signatures. I suspect the Ralphs are different, because the second Ralph is consistent in the way he signs his name. ...
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Is there anything wrong with using small DNA segment matches as evidence?

Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogical_Proof_Standard) seems appropriate in cases like this. You have a relatively weak piece of evidence in the form of ...
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Is a 12 CM 1 segment match better evidence for a common ancestor if it's otherwise unlikely?

Autosomal DNA tests are very good at reliably identifying close relatives, i.e. those who are second cousins or closer. But they are not good at identifying more distant relatives where the match is ...
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What tools exist for collecting and managing evidence?

I currently use Evidentia (they are version 3 now) which has a gedcom export feature. I tested creating a tree from scratch in Rootsmagic and believe it is doable however the software not meant for ...
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Is there anything wrong with using small DNA segment matches as evidence?

I'll go out a limb here and claim that no, it generally can't be used as evidence. Diahan Southard (among others) suggests that the probabilities for a 7 cM match are about 80% IBC, 20% IBD. To use ...
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Is there anything wrong with using small DNA segment matches as evidence?

Personally I am sure that this doesn't answer the question but it seems important. Assume that the purpose of genealogy is to construct family relationships and potentially add further information ...
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What is the difference between evidence and information?

Any source of information can be considered evidence, however, some evidence is false and some is true. Ideally we are always looking for multiple independently derived sources written by persons who ...
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Statistical Genealogy, or Knowing what is an extraordinary claim

What a fascinating question and discussion. I don't believe that dirty data is an issue here. Any applied research has to deal with effects of data quality and genealogical data doesn't appear to be ...
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Confirming parentage of Mary (1771? - 1851) wife of John James in Llanfair Nant Y Gof, Pembrokeshire, Wales?

I have a death cert of my gt grandfather's brother, John Caduggan, who died at Parsonage fach/bach , llanfair nant y gof.He died on 21st June 1857, aged 25 years.. an almsman, formerly a mason... ...
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