Evidence Explained

Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806318066

Category: Reference

Page: 885

View: 443

History is not just a collection of documents-- and all records are not created equal. To analyze and decide what to believe, we also need certain facts about the records themselves.


Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806315430

Category: Reference

Page: 124

View: 3899

Evidence! provides a common ground upon which all can meet, speak the same language, and share their results--reliably ...

Cite Your Sources

A Manual for Documenting Family Histories and Genealogical Records

Author: Richard S. Lackey

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617033674

Category: Bibliographical citations

Page: 94

View: 389


Stories in Stone

Author: Douglas Keister

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423611004

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 8196

Certain symbols abound in modern Western culture that are instantly recognizable: the cross signifies Christianity, the six-pointed Star of David is revered by Jews, the golden arches frequently means it's time for lunch. Other symbols, however, require a bit of decoding-particularly those found in cemeteries. Cemeteries are virtual encyclopedias of symbolism. Engravings on tombstones, mausoleums and memorials tell us just about everything there is to know about a person- date of birth and death as well as religion, ethnicity, occupation, community interests, and much more. In the fascinating new book Stories in Stone: The Complete Guide to Cemetery Symbolism by noted author Douglas Keister, the secrets of cemetery symbolism are finally revealed. For instance, did you know that it is quite rare to see a sunflower on a tombstone? Did you know that the human foot symbolizes humility and service since it consistently touches the earth? Or the humble sheaf of wheat-while it is often used to denote someone who has lived a long and fruitful life, do you know other meanings it might carry? Stories in Stone provides history along with images of a wide variety of common and not-so-common cemetery symbols, and offers an in-depth examination of stone relics and the personal and intimate details they display-flora and fauna, religious icons, society symbols, and final impressions of how the deceased wished to be remembered. Douglas Keister has created a practical field guide that is compact and portable, perfect for those interested in family histories and genealogical research, and is the only book of its kind that unlocks the language of symbols in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand manner. Douglas Keister has photographed fourteen award-winning, critically acclaimed books (including Red Tile Style: America's Spanish Revival Architecture, The Bungalow: America's Arts & Crafts Home, and Storybook Style: America's Whimsical Homes of the Twenties) earning him the title "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture." He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to other books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards. Doug lives in Chico, California, and travels frequently to photograph and lecture on historic architecture and photography.

Genealogical Proof Standard

Building a Solid Case

Author: Christine Rose

Publisher: Cr Publications

ISBN: 9780929626192

Category: Reference

Page: 58

View: 4537

Differing information from multiple sources---five different birthdates, three different marriage dates. Which to trust? Is the tombstone of more value than the Bible? The obituary more trustworthy than the estate record? Or, there is no specific answer to your question---only a myriad of indirect evidence. Will that suffice? Find answers to your questions in this revised and updated 3rd edition of this must read guidebook. Authored by one of the nation's leading experts in the use of evidence for building a solid family history.

Mastering Genealogical Proof

Author: Thomas W. Jones (Ph.D.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935815075

Category: Bibliographical citations

Page: 178

View: 1324

Everyone tracing a family's history faces a dilemma. We strive to reconstruct relationships and lives of people we cannot see, but if we cannot see them, how do we know we have portrayed them accurately? The genealogical proof standard aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians address this dilemma and apply respected standards for acceptable conclusions.

The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy

Author: Val D. Greenwood

Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780806316215

Category: Reference

Page: 662

View: 3459

Explains the principles of genealogical research; identifies various classes of records that may be used in that research, and tells where to find them; and includes information about the use of computers in compiling family histories.

Professional Genealogy

A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806316482

Category: Reference

Page: 654

View: 9870

A manual for researchers writers, editors, lecturers, and Librarians.

Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools

Author: Robert J. Garmston,Valerie von Frank

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412998891

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 595

This field book shows educators how to improve schools by developing group culture, enhancing facilitators' skills, and equipping groups to resolve complex issues around student learning.

They Came in Ships

A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record

Author: John Philip Colletta

Publisher: Ancestry Publishing

ISBN: 9780916489373

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 1661

Provides information on searching passenger ship lists and indexes, naturalization and immigration records, and genealogical Websites to find records of ancestors who came to the United States on ships.

Genealogy Standards

Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

Author: Board for Certification of Genealogists

Publisher: Ancestry Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781630263461

Category: Reference

Page: 100

View: 5808

Family historians depend upon thousands of people unknown to them. They exchange research with others; copy information from books and databases; and write libraries, societies, and government offices. At times they even hire professionals to do legwork in distant areas and trust strangers to solve important problems. But how can a researcher be assured that he or she is producing or receiving reliable results? This official manual from the Board of Certification for Genealogists provides a standard by which all genealogists can pattern their work.

Qualitative Research in Nursing

Advancing the Humanistic Imperative

Author: Helen Streubert Speziale,Helen J. Streubert,Dona Rinaldi Carpenter

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781796008

Category: Medical

Page: 470

View: 1838

"Qualitative Research in Nursing is a user-friendly text that systematically provides a sound foundation for understanding a wide range of qualitative research methodologies, including triangulation. It approaches nursing education, administration, and practice and gives step-by-step details to instruct students on how to implement each approach. Features include emphasis on ethical considerations and methodological triangulation, instrument development and software usage; critiquing guidelines and questions to ask when evaluating aspects of published research; and tables of published research that offer resources for further reading"--Provided by publisher.

The Good Research Guide

Author: Martyn Denscombe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335220223

Category: Study Aids

Page: 349

View: 3900

As a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research, The Good Research Guide provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences. This edition has been updated to account for recent developments in the field such as: The emergence of mixed methods approaches Increased use of internet research More frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups Developments in research ethics Written for anyone undertaking a small-scale research project, either as part of an academic course or as part of their professional development, this book provides: A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis Explanations of the key decisions researchers need to take, with practical advice on how to make appropriate decisions Essential checklists to guide good practice This book is perfect for the first-time researcher looking for guidance on the issues they should consider and traps they should avoid when embarking on a social research project.

Interaction Design

Beyond Human-Computer Interaction

Author: Jenny Preece,Yvonne Rogers,Helen Sharp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119020751

Category: Computers

Page: 584

View: 5756

This is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human computer interaction, information design, web design and ubiquitous computing. This text offers a cross-disciplinary, practical and process-oriented introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied.

Writing from Sources

Author: Brenda Spatt

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312602901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 545

View: 5383

Covering every step of research, writing, and documentation, Writing from Sources provides a complete guide to source-based writing. The book builds from fundamental skills -- such as annotating a passage -- to more demanding ones such as integrating sources smoothly into an original argument. Examples, exercises, and guidance throughout help students gain confidence with essential concepts, while numerous readings drawn from a variety of sources provide models and practice in every skill.