Tag: Benjamin Franklin

Nineteenth-century etching of the Salem Witch Trials.

Myths in History: What is “Common Knowledge?”

According to the Board for Certification of Genealogists, the standards for documenting call for genealogists to “identify the sources of all substantive information and images they gather, use, or plan to gather or use, except sources of ‘common knowledge’ beyond disputes, such as the years of major historical events.” [1] The problem is, what about…
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James Franklin, Sr. family tree at

Reviewing Your Sources and Conclusions

More and more individuals are sharing their research through online family trees . . . errors are more easily missed and absorbed into our personal pedigrees, wreaking havoc with our true ancestry.

Benjamin Franklin

Welcome to Genealogy Professor

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”  ~ Benjamin Franklin Welcome to a new adventure in genealogy education. Benjamin Franklin was dedicated to knowledge and lifelong learning, and so are we. Genealogy Professor brings some of the most talented and experienced genealogists together to help you learn how to find and share the…
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