Have you been following along with us and The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook?
On June 5th we are going to cover Month 6 and start to evaluate our evidence! Thomas MacEntee uses a ranking system to decide if the evidence he's found is credible or "true". In the past he (like many of us) would just take the information he had found and would say "Well, if it is in a book it must be true!" or " If it is on someone's tree, why would they lie?" Then he would enter the date in his tree and keep going and that mistake would come to haunt him in later research. Now he uses evaluation elements from Guidelines for Evaluating Genealogical Resources by Linda Woodward Geiger to assess his research. Join us On June 5th to discus this and how YOU decide what is credible.
If you are a paid member of Our Genealogy Group you have access to some fabulous webinars that Thomas MacEntee has allowed us to add to Our Genealogy Group website. At the top of the page, you will see a link to the "OGG Genealogy Do-Over" , when you click on that you will be asked for a pass word. You will enter the username and password you were given when you paid your membership dues here and then you will have access to the webinars for a year.
Make sure you join the Genealogy Do-Over Facebook Group too. It has nothing to do with Our Genealogy Group, but it is a fabulous way to join the discussion to see what everyone else in the world is doing with the project. Not everyone is really on "month 6". We all are on different steps and work at our own speed, it is interesting to see what others are doing.