During Fort Wayne Ancestry Day's Ask the Experts Panel, we received so many questions that we were unable to answer them all during the event. The following is a question asked and The Genealogy Center staff's response.
How do you verify information that contradicts other information you’ve found in multiple sources?
Compare the sources. How many primary sources do you have to support either theory? You may have many sources for one statement, but one of those sources may have pulled erroneous information from another source that obtained it from a misinterpretation of yet another document. Make your judgment by separately determining the reliability of each source.