I have done it! I’ve made my greatest genealogical discovery ever! For five years, my top research priority has been to discover the parentage of my great-grandfather, Richard Gines of Shreveport, Louisiana. Following an intensified search this spring and summer, I can now say with the appropriate degree of confidence utilizing the Genealogical Proof Standard, that I have solved this mystery.
George Guion of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, born in Tennessee in about 1835, appears to be the father of Richard William Gines. In a series of posts starting tomorrow, I describe how I came to this conclusion. I’ll also address the following issues:
- So You’ve Knocked Down a Brick Wall–Now What?
- Why Genealogy is Doctrinally More Like Paleontology and Cosmology than History
- The Family Implications of this Discovery–What I’m Worried About
- Why I Have to Revise Some Major Assumptions
- Why It Took Five Years
Here’s a key document:
So be here tomorrow as we begin the story!
August 3, 2009 Monday at 5:19 pm