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ISGS November/December 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

The November/December 2016 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.

Visit the ISGS website at and click ISGS Newsletter to download the current issue (in PDF) and to view past issues going back to January/February 2008.

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November 2016 ISGS Webinar - Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis

Title:  Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description:Evidence comes in many forms and with varying amounts of content. This lecture focuses on studying evidence for reliable and less-than-reliable information. It begins with a discussion of types of source materials - original vs. derivative - and the differences between primary and secondary information, and goes on to address mixed content on sources. Print vs. electronic media are considered throughout, and evaluation of source citations to determine evidence weight and reliability is stressed.

Presenter: George G. Morgan

George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents in the U.S., Canada, England, on cruise ships, and webinars. He is an instructor for the Ancestry Academy, and co-host of The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast, the longest running genealogical podcast, with thousands of listeners around the globe.