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“Complex Evidence: Untangling Multiple, Same-Name Individuals” with Judith Herbert
You’ve found a John Smith in your ancestry and the
question becomes, “ Which of the possible John Smiths
is my John Smith?” The lecture will provide tools and
techniques for separating persons of the same name in
an area, to ensure that researchers are locking onto the
correct individual. Strategies for planning and conducting
a surname study will be covered; as well as tips for making
sure all possible sources have been consulted, which could
help to identify the right John Smith.