Category Archives: Methodology

Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)

The Board for Certification of Genealogists has codified the industry’s standards for proof into the Genealogical Proof Standard. This standard has five components: Thorough (“reasonably exhaustive”) searches in sources that might help answer a research question. Information (“complete, accurate”) citations … Continue reading

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U.S. Census Reports

One of the most common documents to find when researching one’s family history is a census report.  After all, it’s a federal document and there’s one created every ten years. The U.S. Federal census started in 1780 and is mandated … Continue reading

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Introduction to Genealogy

Genealogy, or more accurately, Family History, is among the fastest growing hobbies around the world. The reasons are numerous – curiosity, medical history, legends – the preceptor issue easy – less intergenerational communication. If you are interested in this hobby, … Continue reading

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Getting Started

Getting started with your own genealogical research is as easy as writing down what you already know! However, in creating a valuable reference for others, you need to document where the information came from.  So, like when you did term … Continue reading

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