Diego Homem Black Sea Map 1559
What does it take to accurately identify one individual? Let's start with this example from the FamilySearch.org Family Tree.
Is this person adequately identified? If you look closely at this entry (you can click on the image to enlarge it), you will see that there are no sources cited. The date is a year indicating that no exact birth record has been discovered. Without a source, the accuracy of the date and place are also called into question. Where did this name come from? If we go to the family for Sarah Pain, we see the following;