Elizabeth Shown Mills, who brought us two of the most referenced books on the subject of citation and evidence analysis (Evidence!: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian and Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace), has also given us a couple of great QuickSheets to help the researcher quickly, yet efficiently, cite and analyze evidence.
QuickSheet — Genealogical Problem Analysis: A Strategic Plan – Evidence! Style is a excellent complement to Mills’ two books. This sheet covers the basic premise of evidence analysis for the genealogist, basic elements to appraise, 10 steps to a solution, and a life stages worksheet.
This guide will help the researcher evaluate records and sources to determine which facts are accurate, if the source is reliable, to determine new possibilities from materials gathered, and many other great strategies to getting the most out of records with the highest assurance possible for validity. Practicing Mills’ approach will change the readers mindset towards their own research. In practice the researcher will become better organized, with improved research skills, and ultimately a higher confidence level on the accuracy on one’s family history.
Order this great companion guide, along with Elizabeth Mills’ other books and guides at Family Roots Publishing. QuickSheet — Genealogical Problem Analysis: A Strategic Plan – Evidence! Style is Item #:GPC3862.