By Barry J. Ewell
As the individual writing the personal history, it becomes your responsibility to collect documentation that is complete, accurate and reliable, especially if you intend to incorporate the information into a book or article for distribution.
If pieces of written and oral information contradict each other, then you must go deeper to determine which is more accurate, unless contradiction is the key to the issue.
Host: Barry J. Ewell, Top 23 Lessons Genealogists Need to Know #8: Lesson 2 – Document and chart your research as you go (Part 1), introduces the concept of documentation, its meaning, its value, and information needed to document research.
Host: Barry J. Ewell, Top 23 Lessons Genealogists Need to Know #9: Lesson 2 – Document and chart your research as you go (Part 2 Chart), provides insights to how documentation enhances genealogy research.