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. JH
    Jane Halloran
    3 days ago

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

  2. GS
    Georgianna Seko
    4 days ago

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

  3. KC
    KJ Corbett
    4 days 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

  4. JF
    Janice Feather
    4 days ago

    Paradigm shifting. Thank you Elizabeth!!

  5. PS
    Patricia Strot
    5 days ago

    Fantastic and thank you!

  6. RG
    Robin Grantham
    5 days ago

    A master’s degree in genealogy in one hour. Thank you for sharing your insights.

  7. HS
    Helen Schenkelaars
    5 days ago

    Just brilliant! Fabulous handout too.

  8. RW
    1 week ago

    Looking at probate sales will never be the same again – thank you!


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