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From: Beirne Konarski <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Recording your own knowledge
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 12:21:04 -0400
Can you interview the other two who know and take notes and put them in the record? Then it wouldn't be just your word against the documents.
On Oct 22, 2011, at 8:08 PM, Jean Suplick wrote:
> I need help sorting out some concepts. In the recent thread entitled
> "Surname question for illegitimate children," I explained my own rather
> complicated family history issue involving my mother. It's within that
> context that I pose the question of how one should document for future
> generations one's own knowledge of facts that contradict official documents.
> Recapping without dissecting the details on this list, my mother's birth and
> death certificate falsely name her father. I am one of the 3 living people
> who know the facts of the situation. I am also the family historian.
> How do I document my knowledge so that it could be cited in a report? Would
> be way off base in considering creating an affidavit (yes, in the legal
> sense), stating what I know and don't know? At least that way a board
> certified genealogist fifty years from now would have another source to
> weigh when re-examining my published family history.
> Jean Suplick
> Plano, Texas
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