Remembering always that they are engaged in a quest for truth, family history researchers consistently--
-- record the source for each item of information they collect.
-- test every hypothesis or theory against credible evidence, and reject those that are not supported by the evidence.
-- seek original records, or reproduced images of them when there is reasonable assurance they have not been altered, as the basis for their research conclusions.
-- use compilations, communications and published works, whether paper or electronic, primarily for their value as guides to locating the original records.
-- state something as a fact only when it is supported by convincing evidence, and identify the evidence when communicating the fact to others.
-- limit with words like 'probable' or 'possible' any statement that is based on less than convincing evidence, and state the reasons for concluding that it is probable or possible.
-- avoid misleading other researchers by either intentionally or carelessly distributing or publishing inaccurate information.
-- state carefully and honestly the results of their own research, and acknowledge all use of other researchers' work.
-- recognize the collegial nature of genealogical research by making their work available to others through publication, or by placing copies in appropriate libraries or repositories, and by welcoming critical comment.
-- consider with open minds new evidence or the comments of others on their work and the conclusions they have reached.
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Looking for info: Woodard H. ELLINGTON, lived in Randolph Co., NC.His son, Rufus B. ELLINGTON, b.1850 Randolph Co., NC or Rufus' son,Charles Emmit ELLINGTON, b.1881 Randolph Co., NC. Merrey6118@aol.com
Seeking info:Warren KEAYS/KEYES, b ca 1812 in NH per 1850 Rock Co WI census,& md Mary HOWARD in Corinth, Penobscot Co.Maine Feb 1840. By 1847 they moved to WI territory w/Mary's parents, Sylvester & Betsey (HAYDEN) HOWARD. firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for Tom (Thomas O'Neal) Crawford b ca 1884. In the 1910 Texas census as Tom Crawford (W/M) along with wife, Lillie Mary Crawford & son Carl Crawford. Carl Crawford was my father and I want to locate any information I can on my grandfather. email@example.com
Looking for Tegette BATES, b. ca 1860 in AR or Spiro, OK - her mother was Blankenship, & from the Hartford, AR, area. She md William M. Scott, b. ca 1856 in MO; they md Dec 24, 1878 Sebastian Co., AR. Sound.Doctrine@juno.com.
Researching Abraham GRIMES b. abt 1823 & Mary JOHNSON b. ca 1830 Patterson, La., m. Nov. 22, 1869. Children: Sarah, Frank,Martha, Washington, Elizabeth, Easter, Isabella, Marshall & Hannah all born in Patterson, La. Claybas@aol.com
Seeking any info, Frederick & Riney (PICKETT) MINGO & children: Cary, Isham, Shedrick, Lazuraus, Earnest, Martha, Mary, & Savinia MINGO. All of Patterson St. Mary Parish, La., between 1880 & 1900.Claybas@aol.com
I'M TRYING TO FINE A LORETTA ANN GALLOWAY CHAPMAN DIED AUG. 4, 1980 THANK YOU DALTONBRIT@CS.COM
Frigon,Frego,Fregone-6230 Lac des Six, St-Boniface Qc. Canada G0X 2L0 firstname.lastname@example.org