It's like a research hit and run. Another researcher has left a notation on a record to highlight an error. Awesome! Scanning all of the info on the screen, searching feverishly for citations, references, or sources of any kind, it's now clear that no further info is given.
After looking at copious amounts of documents in German, something hit me square in the forehead...why is my GG Louise Kruse listed as being born in Germany sometimes and other times as being born in Russia. The same thing goes for most of her family, excepting a few siblings who appear to have been born [...]
An outstanding post that I have been thinking on for several days now…it’s inevitable that we’ll come across conflict (and other things) in genealogical research. Such are the reasons that objectivity ensures good research and helps us process the big picture of our families in the process.
From left to right. Back Row; Pauline Bonnett, Florence Bonnett and Claude Bonnett. Front Row Harry Bonnett, Bessie Barney Bonnett, Verna Bonnett, and Mary Guyette Barney Douglas. Picture taken about 1913.
The pictures in this post were an incredible find. I obtained them by contacting a person who had a family tree listed in ancestry.com. While it was not very complete, it held some information that caught my interest. I sent a request to the tree owner asking if we could exchange information. I believe this is something we all should do as it helps us all in our genealogy research. I cannot understand why some of us are so reluctant to share our information. This time however I hit the genealogy jackpot. I was soon put in touch with Julia, who was the keeper of the family records. She was to send me old family letters, pictures, property transfer…
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My research background is in the organizational/behavioral sciences and STEM. Essentially it's people, process, and tools [though I add organizations]. My research is usually quantitative (therefore, impersonal) and objectivity has been beaten into my head, courtesy of past professors. Genealogical research has shown to be quite a different challenge, however, I was lucky to have some tools [...]