The following terms and phraseology are to distinguish different eras as well as genealogical research.
Most people have the understanding these people go together, but probably best we research them anyway for accuracy.
- Historical General Consensus
- General Genealogical Consensus
People who came to America from a foreign land so they're probably on someone's list. Best go find them again, but we know from birth/marriage/death records who they are.
- Documented Colonial Line
Hey, I know these people... no further research is necessary.
- Documented Familial Line