Researching WWII RAF Bomber Crew – The Tragic Story of Leonard Isherwood

When I first started researching my family history I spent time with to my parents collecting as many family stories as I could. In one conversation with my Dad, he told me that my grandfather had a cousin in the RAF who had been killed early in WWII “on a leaflet raid over Germany”. Dad …

Linking Genealogical Evidence: A Method – Part 2

Being able to accurately and reliably link evidence from different sources to the same individual is a key skill which all family historians need to learn and master. In part 1 we looked the five factors which underpin evidence linkage: UniquenessCommunity SizeDistanceTime DifferenceContradictory Evidence In this concluding part we look at how to assess linkage …

Linking Genealogical Evidence: A Method

Being able to accurately and reliably link evidence from different sources to the same individual is a key skill which all family historians need to learn and master. But there is very little writing out there to help people learn how to do this – and the vast number of poorly reasoned linkages in member …

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