Always indicate when a date, name, or a relationship is conjecture. Make it crystal clear to anyone reading the information later that the information was a hunch. Be careful making hunches. Be careful sharing hunches. Have a reason for your hunch. Include that reason with your hunch. Cite your reason if you have a document. Think one more time about the reasonableness of your hunch. Once someone spreads them as fact it can be impossible to prevent the spread.
Are you ready for the 1950 US census to be released to the public on 1 April 2022? The index will take a while to be ready and won’t solve every research problem or find every ancestor. In this hour-long session, we will look at ways to get ready for the release of the 1950 census, including locating addresses, working with enumeration districts, analyzing probable family structure, creating an effective search strategy, determining which individuals to look for first, prioritizing manual search techniques when necessary, and more. Presentation made by Michael John Neill–there will be time for questions in the live session. Handout is included for live presentation and recorded version. Webinar will run live on 9 September 2021 at 11:30 a.m. central time. Registration is limited. Pre-order […]
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