EE user Bob raised the 64K question of the DNA era: How do we evaluate DNA using those two basic research tools—the Genealogical Proof Standard and the Evidence Analysis Map?
QuickLesson 2: Sources vs. Information vs. Evidence vs. Proof
EE Sun, 01/22/2012 - 18:01
Sources give us information from which we select evidence. If our research is thorough and we have soundly analyzed our findings, we might reach a conclusion. The body of evidence on which we base that conclusion is our proof.
As students, we learned to classify sources into two types, as a basis for evaluating reliability. Primary sources, theoretically, would be original, contemporary records.