For experienced genealogists, tree software is not useful when working to figure out conflicting or ambiguous documents, since tree software requires that you tie a document to a person. What do you do when you know the document is relevant to your tree, but do know know which person to whom to tie it? How do you keep track of documents when you are trying to figure out whether your ancestor faked his death and assumed the identiy of a fellow soldier, or whether the fellow soldier absconded with your ancestor's land grant?
Dr. Moore will use the mysterious relative as a case study for how you can get started with Evidentia, a tool for cataloging and examining evidence for genealogical analysis. This lecture is part of the Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS) Technology Special Interest Group (Tech SIG) monthly series.
For more information, see the DGS Tech SIG web page.