Means, Motive, & Opportunity: The Sad Saga of George Richards
This case study of a man whose choices served to confuse his descendants is reconstructed in this
lecture. He was there, then gone, then back – see how a variety of records unlocked his real story.
From England to the US, George’s life was filled with conundrums and poor choices. See how to
locate original records (not all online); separate fact from fiction; and assess evidence for
accuracy. Included: Potential problems when a FamilySearch tree has been developed BY
FamilySearch, providing erroneous information to the researcher. Appropriate for all levels.
About the Speaker
Jean Wilcox Hibben, MA, PhD, has been involved in family research for over 40 years. She is the president of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and president of the Corona Genealogical Society. She was the lead researcher for the 2013 season of the PBS television program Genealogy Roadshow and did research for Follow Your Past that was presented on the Travel Channel in 2016. She is a nationally known speaker whose articles frequently appear in family history publications.