Recently we've had two questions about how accurate particular sources / tests are.
- The set of questions Is this compiled genealogical record generally accurate? Stowell family of Higham, MA and the parent question How accurate do late 20th century Genealogical histories of New England in early 19th century tend to be?, which address the evaluation of large-scale compiled works, and
- Is ancestry.com DNA test accurate with respect to native american descent?
These are all good questions to ask, but do they fit our format? Are they problems that can be solved, or are they too broad? How can we discover the problems that can be solved that lie within these larger questions?
In the case of number one, I tried to address the problem in a general answer that could serve as a canonical answer for how to evaluate information.
The second question is more tractable but still seems more a broad discussion question than a workable problem.