NGSQ Archive

10 Mar 2015

The Great Mix-Up: Sources, Information, Evidence, and Proof

Sources. Information. Evidence. Proof. For many genealogists, these four terms can be baffling. They are often transposed, merged, miscommunicated, or all of the above. Let’s dissect all four and look at them in practice with the case
13 Feb 2015

Eight Tips for Deconstructing an NGSQ Case Study

Find the research question. Each NGSQ case study begins with a distinct research question. The question may be one of identity, relationship, or situation. The title of the case study often sheds light on what question is
12 Feb 2015

What Is an NGSQ Case Study?

Each issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) includes several case studies—the kinds of articles that address specific research questions. Case studies differ significantly from the lineages, pedigrees, and genealogies that frequently appear in well-respected genealogical journals. Some readers