Genealogical evidence is the information that allows us to identify an individual, an event in his or her life, or the relationship between individuals. In such a process, we often hear or use words such as evidence, proof, or documentation. Brenda Dougall Merriman takes readers through the genealogical process of research and identification, along the way examining how the genealogical community has developed standards of evidence and documentation, what those standards are, and how they can be applied. As a supplement to courses, workshops, and seminars, this book provides both an in-depth and inexpensive reference, perfect for compiling and checking research notes.
Brenda Dougall Merriman, Certified Genealogist (CG), has been a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society since 1970 and she founded the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She lives in Toronto.