The Source Evaluation Workbook is now available exclusively as part of the mini Essentials Kit.
The mini Essentials Kit includes:
the Source Evaluation Workbook and
The Occasional Genealogist Method for Digital Note-taking e-guide.
With the mini Kit you'll be able to learn and practice source evaluation as well as learn to capture clues through your notes.
Hi! I'm Jennifer.
I've been discovering my own family history for over thirty years. For more than ten years I've been a professional genealogist. Although I love solving genealogy problems for clients, I most enjoy helping passionate hobbyist genealogists work towards busting their brick walls themselves.
I created the Source Evaluation Workbook because I've heard from so many blog readers that wanted to know, "is this source correct?" You'll learn in the Workbook that this isn't a question I can quickly answer in an email. Even if I did, you'd be left with the same question about your next source.
With The Brick Wall Solution Source Evaluation Workbook, you'll learn to evaluate your own sources so you're never left asking, "is this source correct?"
learn to answer the popular genealogy question "is this source correct?"
identify clues and uncover additional sources hinted at in your sources
learn to appropriately use ALL the sources available for your problem
build a solution to a brick wall problem when no source exists that gives you a solution
Don't build your family tree on shaky ground but don't leave yourself stuck because you'll only use "good" sources. Source evaluation lets you use what you've got whether it's a great source or a poor source. (Here's a hint, "sources" aren't great or poor. The workbook covers what to do so you can use what you've got, without building on shaky sources).
Every genealogist is limited by the sources that exist for their problem.
Great genealogists know how to evaluate what they've found so they use every source appropriately.