Proving Parentage Through Indirect Evidence: The Importance of Sibling Records

1 hour 1 minute
All NY Counties

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Judith Herbert shows us that understanding source context, and nuances of the records they contain, is critical to accurate interpretation of the information they provide. 

An early 19th century Connecticut, New York and Vermont example demonstrates how your research can succeed, even when no direct parent/child relationship evidence can be found. 

Viewers will learn the value in using multiple (and frequently ignored) sources to solve questions of parentage.  

This is a video contains Q&As from two broadcasts. 

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About Judith A. Herbert, CG®

Judith is a member of the Editorial Board of The Record, the quarterly journal of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B).

She specialized in research in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts from the colonial period to the early 20th century. Judith teaches genealogy classes in partnership with the Schenectady County Historical Society and is a guest lecturer on a variety of genealogical topics.

She serves as mentor for the ProGen 38 Study Group. She lives in New York’s Capital District and has been taking client work since 2009.