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Mastering genealogical proof

Author: Thomas W Jones
Publisher: Arlington, Va. : National Genealogical Society, ©2013
Series: Special publications of the National Genealogical Society, no. 107.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Everyone tracing a family's history faces a dilemma. We strive to reconstruct relationships and lives of people we cannot see, but if we cannot see them, how do we know we have portrayed them accurately? The genealogical proof standard aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians address this dilemma and apply respected standards for acceptable conclusions.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas W Jones
ISBN: 9781935815075 1935815075
OCLC Number: 837527851
Description: xiii, 178 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Genealogy's standard of proof (GPS) --
Concepts fundamental to the GPS --
GPS element 1: Thorough research --
GPS element 2: Source citations --
GPS element 3: Analysis and correlation --
GPS element 4: Resolving conflicts and assembling evidence --
GPS element 5: The written conclusion --
Using the GPS --
Conclusion --
Appendix A. Pritchett article --
Appendix B. McLain Article.
Series Title: Special publications of the National Genealogical Society, no. 107.
Responsibility: by Thomas W. Jones.

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Everyone tracing a family's history faces a dilemma. We strive to reconstruct relationships and lives of people we cannot see, but if we cannot see them, how do we know we have portrayed them accurately? The genealogical proof standard aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians address this dilemma and apply respected standards for acceptable conclusions.

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