I remember the day years ago, when visiting the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, I found that Lucy Burbank was the mother of my ancestor Sally Churchill. That information wasn’t necessarily new to me but the family group sheets in the library had no sources, meaning in my mind that there was a 50% chance the information about Sally’s mother was wrong.
That day, I found primary source evidence proving her relationship. With that confidence I was able to extend my proven lineage back a number of generations. It was a good day at the library.
One of the books I used for reference that day was G. T. Ridlon’s book, “Contribution to the Genealogy of the Burbank and Burbanck Families, in the United States”.
Thanks to Google Books, we no long have to travel to a library to read the book. It is online for us to enjoy any time of the day.