Genealogical Standards Of Evidence, A Guide For Family Historians

Genealogical Standards Of Evidence, A Guide For Family Historians

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Genealogical Standards of Evidence, A Guide for Family Historians ; by Brenda Dougall Merriman; Published: 2010; Softcover; 116 pp; 6x9; ISBN 9781554884513; Item HP513.

Genealogical evidence is the information that helps us to identify an individual or the relationship between individuals. In describing how we establish or argue points of identification using various sources, we often use such words as "evidence," "proof" or "documentation."

Brenda Dougall Merriman takes readers through the process of research and identification, along the way examining how the genealogical community developed standards of evidence and documentation, what those standards are and how they can be applied.

This book will NOT tell you how to trace your ancestors or how to find the sources you need for your own research.

This book is an excellent practical reference guide to current genealogical standards and how to apply them to one’s own research. It is highly recommended for a researcher’s personal collection. FGS Forum

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1 The Background
  • 2 Genealogical Research Standards
  • Checklist of Genealogical Sources
  • 3 Learning and Practice
  • 4 Some Illustrated Examples
  • Reading and Reference List
  • Notes
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About the author

Brenda Dougall Merriman, Certified Genealogist (CG), is the author of Genealogy In Ontario, United Empire Loyalists: A Guide to Tracing Loyalist Ancestors in Upper Canada and Preparation & Practice For Genealogy Professionals. A member of the Ontario Genealogical Society since 1970, she founded the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She lives in Toronto.