Stevenson, Noel C. Genealogical Evidence: A Guide to the Standard of Proof Relating to Pedigrees, Ancestry, Heirship and Family History.

Rev. ed. Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, 1989. 231p., softcover. Index. $18.80 + $5.00 s/h. ISBN 0-89412-159-6.

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Stevenson was not only a Fellow of the ASG, he was also an attorney with a national reputation in techniques in cross-examination and evaluation of legal evidence. In this volume, he brings all those skills together to create an authoritative text in the examination and evaluation of legal, historical, and genealogical information, a codification of proper methods. He begins with the application of family research in probate and heirship cases, since that’s where the stuff that we do and what lawyers do most often impinge on one another.

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Barnes, Robert W. British Roots of Maryland Families.

Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1999. xxxviii, 646p., hardcover. Index.ISBN 0-80631615-2.

I picked up this book originally because I have several families in early Maryland myself — but none of them were indexed. Then I read the “Introduction” and found that the author had chosen the 500 or so families he includes because “there was some reason to believe their home parish (or at least their home county) had been identified,” at least tentatively, because these families had descendants in the New World, and because most had arrived before 1800. Fair enough. (more…)

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