20 February 2011

What Is Information?

I have been thinking quite a bit about the meaning of "information" for an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues. I prefer to think of statements instead as statements are more specific than "information."

Statements typically place a person in a location at a certain point in time, express a relationship between two people, or state a specific event.

Genealogists should decide the perceived accuracy of any given statement based upon the document from which it comes and the likely informant and then go from there.

I don't get too many responses here, but I'm hoping to continue to define the research process the way I actually do it. I'm not certain that models I've seen really hit at how I research.

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