Henrietta Dixon never appeared in any census with her parents. Records identifying her family members, including her father, were often conflicting or simply wrong. Multiple marriages further obscured her identity. Even her age conflicted in various records making it difficult to determine whether she was born before the Civil War or after--a critical factor when researching the origins of an African American woman. This case study will look at how Henrietta's identity was uncovered and discuss how to meet the Genealogical Proof Standard when dealing with conflicting evidence. Please register in advance for this class here.
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