In this workshop, Jayne McGarvey (our Irish-based Green Room Genealogist) works through typical issues that we all face when compiling an accurate and useful Irish Family History.
She uses the example of a single member’s family history (with her permission) to show how easy it is to jump to conclusions too early on in your family search – and then pieces together an appropriate approach to compiling an accurate and useful Irish family history – with lots of hints and “watchouts” along the way.
Note 1: This case study was is first presented at this location in The Green Room forum so that members can offer comment, input, insight and ask questions as we went along. We will refer you back to that part of the forum from time to time as we move through this case-study so you can examine earlier comments from Green Room members as well as offer some comments and questions yourself.
Note 2: This is a “case-study”, so it focuses on the issues surround just one of our Green Room members. HOWEVER, we believe that many of the difficulties she faced in her research are shared by most of our members – and Jayne’s suggestions on a more robust approach to research are applicable to all.
Note 3: This is a “warts-and-all” case-study – it aims to put you inside the mind of a professional genealogist as she tries to make sense of one particular person’s situation – and suggest ways forward. We resisted “polishing” the results too much!