An important aspect of genealogy is the evaluation of evidence. Here’s an example for you to noodle on.
Pictured below is portions of a deed published by FamilySearch with title citation:
Citation: "Idaho, Gem County Records, 1877-1962," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-909-48664-1458-86 : accessed 3 July 2015), Land and property records > Deed record, vol 2, 1866-1901 > image 2 of 598; Gem County Clerk and Recorder's Office, Emmett.
What aspects of this record would lead you to believe that it is reliable? What aspects of this record would lead you to believe it is perhaps, not the best of evidence. How would you proceed? (If this copy is too small, click to see it on the FamilySearch website.)
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