Trousers, Black Domestic, Tacks & Housekeeping Bills: Problem-Solving with “Trivial Details”

Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL
Jan 27, 2023
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Basic Principles
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Case Studies: John Hickman
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Celeste LaCombe
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Trousers for Elijah
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Evidence Analysis Process Map
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About this webinar

The records we use are filled with “trivia,” bits and pieces of information that seem to have no “genealogical” value—at least not until we become more innovative in our research and analysis. Each piece of trivia in every document is an opportunity waiting to be connected to something else. Our ability to resolve problems depends upon our ability to make those connections. This class explores eighteen types of records and the kind of hidden clues each offers to help us resolve problems of identity, kinship, and origin.

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About the speaker

About the speaker

Across a long career, Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, has been an innovator of research methods and strategies. Published widely by academic and popular presses, she edited a national-level scholarly journal for 16 years, taught
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  1. LP
    Lois Perkins
    1 year ago

    Amazing as always. I have a lot of work to do now.

  2. WW
    Wendy Winstead
    1 year ago

    Wonderful webinar! I learned so much over the records I tend to think are not very important. Can’t wait to see the new things I find!

  3. DG
    Diana Gill
    1 year ago

    Absolutely fantastic!

  4. CC
    Cathy Cline
    1 year ago

    A must watch!

  5. MH
    1 year ago

    As always, great lecture.

  6. JH
    Jane Halloran
    1 year ago

    What a fantastic lecture. Thank you very much. I will definitely be at the next class.

  7. GS
    Georgianna Seko
    1 year ago

    This was an excellent webinar and should not be missed by anyone who does genealogical research. Thank you so much.

  8. KC
    KJ Corbett
    1 year ago

    I truly enjoyed this presentation. As a former DAR Registrar and Lineage Researcher for DAR, you have reinforced many things I felt were correct in searching for families through other sources such as Estate Sales. Thank you so much.
    KJ Proctor-Corbett


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