About our Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, October 13th, 2022 at 7:00 PM PST. Click “READ MORE” below to learn more about our meeting and how to attend.


Negative Evidence

Our speaker:

Denise Cross, MSLIS, CG,
is a community college librarian who enjoys research,
especially digging deep for an elusive answer. Researching
her family since the 1990s, her course with the Boston
University Certificate Program in Genealogical Research
opened up the world of methodology to extract indirect
evidence from records. Her focus is writing and she has
published several articles since 2016.

About our program:

When is not finding a record nothing, and when does it signify something? Information that is not where you expect it to be may yield important evidence for your research question. Understanding the purpose of a source—who and what it records, and why—will help you determine if the missing person or event is negative evidence or merely a negative search. Learn what negative evidence is (and is not) through defining the concepts and applying them to a series of examples to demonstrate methodologies used to create something out of nothing.

Click here to see the full program flyer. EGS Denise Cross flyer Oct 2022 (1)

3 thoughts on “About our Next Meeting

  1. I unfortunately wasn’t able to attend the webinar this evening 3/10 on Researching Irish Records. Was there a handout available that you could send me? Thanks.


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