Finding Thomas' Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study

Finding Thomas' Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study

by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG

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Finding Thomas' Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study


Thomas Stone left few records when he died in 1791 in Prince William County Virginia. No document or reference names his parentage. Finding Thomas's father took thirty years. Using indirect evidence and helped by technological advances, Thomas's father has been found. Land records make the case. This presentation demonstrates the process of creating a proof argument to identify Thomas's father.


 
 

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Presenter: Pam Stone Eagleson, CG

Pam Stone Eagleson, CG, is a researcher, writer, and educator. She is a graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. degree in history and sociology, University of Southern Maine with a M. Ed., and Tufts University with a C.A.S. in Museum Studies. Winner of the 2004 National Genealogical Society's Family History Writing contest, Pam has attended NIGR, IGHR, SLIG, GRIP, and VIGR. Certified since 2005 by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Pam served six years on the Board of APG and currently serves as Director of Region 4 on the Board of NGS. She lectures on genealogy sources and problem solving, is co-administrator of the Stone surname DNA project and is a member of several local, state and regional historical and genealogical societies. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal and the NGS Magazine.

Pam Stone Eagleson, CG