Abstract versus Original, Do I need both?

Kelvin L. Meyers
Jul 12, 2019
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Introduction
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Direct vs. Indirect Evidence
5m 07s
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Examples
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Minute Book example
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Never Trust a Tombstone
15m 22s

About this webinar

You have found the abstracts of the deeds, court minutes or the probate records for your ancestor’s county at your local library. Is this good enough? This lecture will discuss why getting as close to the original record as possible is important. You will be given numerous examples of why you should use the original records and help the beginner/intermediate researcher understand the importance of using original documents.

About the speaker

About the speaker

A fifth-generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1990, Kelvin is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. As a graduate of Texas Tech University with a history major, Ke
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