View the image for each record you find. Don’t accept the transcription with your hints.
I find that there are much more information on the image/page to offer. Examples:
Census- list street or rural, surrounding neighbors, income, It doesn’t always add the “cousins” listed in the household on the transcription, the servant or boarder may later become a relative;[1880 US Census Ancestry Family Tree for the Nicholson family (always check the page before and after.)
Newspapers- usually list the name but not the Mrs. before the name or others in the photo [example from Portland news for My Heritage hint for Arnold Bibber. It was his wife who was Viola Hutchins.]
OCR recognition also is open to incorrect spellings checking the document will verify if it is the person/s you are looking for.
Reading or looking at the image, transcription verses the image when possible will clarify and offer much information for your family research.
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May 4, 2016
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Bristol Chapter - March Meeting
March 17, 2018, 11:00am - March 18, 2018, 2:00pm
Photo Detective Roadshow with Maureen Taylor - The Photo Detective
The Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor, and Bristol Chapter members will explore member photos to discover hidden hints in identifying people, places or eras. Maureen will also be available after the presentation for private consults for $20/photo. Visit The Photo Detective website at maureentaylor.com/
11:00 Business Meeting
11:30 Member Sharing
12:00 Presentation - Photo Detective Roadshow
The meeting is open to the public, you do not need to be a member to attend.
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SATURDAY PROGRAM: 3 tracks and MGC members only workshop:
* DNA Track. Jennifer Armstrong Zinck: DNA & Your Family Tree; After the Test: Exploring AncestryDNA Results; Do the Right Thing: Ethics and Standards in Genetic Genealogy; Finding Fayette’s Father: Autosomal DNA Reveals Misattributed Parentage.
* Records Track. Karen Maurer Jones: Records Created by New York’s Towns, Counties, and Cities: Uncommonly Rich Resources; New York Land Records: Patroonships, Manors, Patents, Rent Wars and Land.
David Allen Lambert: Researching Revolutionary War Veterans; Researching Civil War Veterans.
* Focus on archives and libraries: American Antiquarian Society; Digital Commonwealth Collections; Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Library; Springfield History Library and Archives.
* MGC members only workshop with Dr. Thomas Jones: Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses: Planning an Exhaustive Search.
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SUNDAY PROGRAM: research methodology track
Dr. Thomas Jones, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
* What is the Standard of Proof in Genealogy?
* Maximizing your Use of Evidence.
* Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break through Genealogical Brick Walls.
* When Sources Don't Agree: Then What?
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