Methodology

Jay Fonkert, CG® – “Turning Raw Information into Evidence: Tips for Drawing and Explaining Conclusions”

Turning Raw Information into Evidence: Tips for Drawing and Explaining Conclusions Presented by J.H. Jay Fonkert, CG® Reviewed [...]

2019-09-20T10:09:13-04:00September 14th, 2019|Education, Methodology|Comments Off on Jay Fonkert, CG® – “Turning Raw Information into Evidence: Tips for Drawing and Explaining Conclusions”

Thomas W. Jones, CG®, CG®, PhD – “The Advance of Research Habits over Recent Decades—And the Downside”

“The Advance of Research Habits over Recent Decades—And the Downside” Presented by Thomas W. Jones, CG®, CG®, PhD, FASG, F [...]

2019-09-06T14:46:16-04:00September 7th, 2019|Methodology|Comments Off on Thomas W. Jones, CG®, CG®, PhD – “The Advance of Research Habits over Recent Decades—And the Downside”

Can a Genetic Relationship Be Proved by DNA Alone?

By Karen Stanbary, CG® The answer is a resounding No! Sound genealogical conclusions rely on skillful analysis of sources, informa [...]

2018-09-30T17:41:10-04:00January 17th, 2018|Methodology|Comments Off on Can a Genetic Relationship Be Proved by DNA Alone?

Diverse Communities: Finding Irish Immigrant Origins

Finding Irish Immigrant Origins By Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG®, FGBS[1] The United States is a nation of immigrants, and most p [...]

2018-05-15T09:51:14-04:00December 6th, 2016|Methodology|Comments Off on Diverse Communities: Finding Irish Immigrant Origins

Diverse Communities: Researching Italian Ancestors Part 2

 Italian Genealogical Research: Part II By Melanie D. Holtz, CG® Italy is a land of beauty and contrasts, not only in its topo [...]

2018-05-15T09:51:15-04:00July 14th, 2016|Methodology|Comments Off on Diverse Communities: Researching Italian Ancestors Part 2

Diverse Communities: Researching Italian Ancestors Part 1

Italian Genealogical Research: Part I By Melanie D. Holtz, CG® Between 1880 and 1920 more than four million Italians immigrate [...]

2018-05-15T09:51:15-04:00July 12th, 2016|Methodology|Comments Off on Diverse Communities: Researching Italian Ancestors Part 1

Diverse Communities: Researching Jewish Ancestors

Diverse Communities: Jewish Genealogy By Rhoda Miller, EdD, CG® Jewish genealogy has become increasingly popular in recent yea [...]

2018-05-15T09:51:15-04:00June 8th, 2016|Methodology|Comments Off on Diverse Communities: Researching Jewish Ancestors

Researching African American Families that Came out of Slavery

SpringBoard is pleased to present the first in an occasional series of posts about diverse communities. Aimed at intermediate to a [...]

2018-05-15T09:51:44-04:00January 5th, 2016|Methodology|Comments Off on Researching African American Families that Came out of Slavery

Ten-Minute Methodology: Beyond the Index—or Not

By Judy Kellar Fox, CG® Our goal, supported by genealogy standards, is to use whenever possible original records and primary i [...]

2018-05-15T09:51:44-04:00December 11th, 2015|Methodology, Ten-Minute Methodology|Comments Off on Ten-Minute Methodology: Beyond the Index—or Not

Ten-Minute Methodology: When Index is a “Dirty Word”

By Judy Kellar Fox, CG® Genealogical work supported by indexes alone can be unreliable. What? What’s wrong with the Social Sec [...]

2018-05-15T09:51:44-04:00November 10th, 2015|Methodology, Ten-Minute Methodology|Comments Off on Ten-Minute Methodology: When Index is a “Dirty Word”