We sit at our computer searching for information about our ancestors and … click … we find something new and intriguing. But wait: it contradicts something else we’ve found. Clearly, both pieces of information can’t be true. So which is true and which isn’t? Or are both untrue? HELP!
Most family historians are more adept at gathering information than determining if it is accurate. An error can prove disastrous, gobbling up our precious time and money as we search in the wrong place – or worse, as we pursue the wrong ancestral line. So how do we ensure that our conclusions are accurate?
Help! Historical and Genealogical Truth: How do I separate fact from fiction? is a ‘must-read’ for family history detectives wishing to accurately trace their ancestry. Written in Carol Baxter’s easy-to-read style, it explains how to evaluate our ancestral information so as to determine which is reliable and which is like a virus that corrupts our efforts.
After reading this book, you too will be able to separate fact from fiction, truth from mistruth. Your ancestors will thank you!