Hank Jones was the featured presenter at the Chula Vista Genealogical Society program meeting on Wednesday, 27 April; his topic was "When the Sources Are Wrong."
Hank is, of course, a well-known actor, author and genealogical speaker (see http://www.hankjones.com/bio.htm) who now lives in the San Diego area, and CVGS has been fortunate to have him in 2010 and 2011.
In his talk, he noted that erroneous sources are part of the territory in genealogy. Each and every family historian has, at one time or other, run into a source that is wrong. Sometimes, however, the actual source is just fine: it's our perception of that old document that may need a bit of work. The talk discussed our common problem of erroneous sources and offers solutions as to what to do when we encounter them.