Evaluating the Reliability of Genealogical Information in Historical Records
Saturday, January 16, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM$15 MGS members, $20 nonmembersLocation: Online
Genealogists mine many kinds of records -- both official and unofficial -- for family history information. In this class, learn how to evaluate the reliability of information based on who provided the information from both records and authored works, taking into account who provided the information and how the source was created. Students who register by January 14 will receive a short exercise that will be discussed during the class.
About the Presenter:
“Jay” Fonkert, CG, has researched Norwegian Morstads, Swedish Falks, German Roembkes, English Tidballs, and Kentucky Fawkners for more than 25 years. He has lectured in a dozen states, taught at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and published more than 75 research and teaching articles, including three in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. He is past-president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, a former trustee of the BCG Education Fund, and co-managing editor of Minnesota Genealogist.