Every week I meet one on one with students learning about evidence analysis. Some are sharper than others. Others cannot distiguish between sources and the information contained. Still others have no clue about the distinguishing factors between direct and indirect evidence. Most cannot grasp the notion of adequacy of certain bits of direct evidence they discover. New terms, new concepts casuse confusion. Elizabeth Shown Mills has prepared a nifty reference sheet, colorful, laminated and cheap entitled, “Evidence Analysis: A Research Process Map” published recently by the Board for Certification of Genealogists for about $5. Cheap like Doukhabor borcht, but worth your attention.
If you ever listen to my advice, listen to this: BUY IT. Maybe Elizabeth will buy me an icecream sundae with the profits.