Join me this Wednesday, November 2, 2016, when I will be presenting fifteen+ years of research in one hour! Thanks to the folks at Legacy Family Tree, I get to talk about using analysis and correlation to overcome conflicting evidence in the complex and confusing case of my Delaware Staats family. From my handout for the presentation:
“The family of Jacob Staats provides an interesting example of analyzing and correlating information, resolving conflicting direct evidence, and reaching a conclusion. A deed names Elijah Staats’ father as Jacob Staats Sr. and a court record names his father as David Staats. Neither are correct. Analysis and correlation of all the evidence reveals that Jacob Staats Sr. is Elijah’s grandfather, David Staats is Elijah’s uncle (and eventual step-father), and that his actual father is another son of Jacob Staats Sr. not named in any records.”
While that may seem like a spoiler, it’s how we get to that conclusion that’s the (hopefully) interesting part.
You can register for this and other great upcoming webinars at the Legacy Family Tree webinar page. Best of all, it’s free!