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Teal: Historical research pitfalls
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When researching almost any topic, no matter how mundane or limited in scope, one faces the problem of determining the accuracy of information he finds in historical sources. This column will explore some of the more common problems and pitfalls one may encounter. Much of the information found in the Kershaw County Historical Society columns carried in the Chronicle-Independent over the past two and one half decades have been based on information from original primary sources.