Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about the FamilySearch Family Tree and how to add your conclusions in a way that meets the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). We go through each of the 5 elements of the GPS and discuss the opportunities in the tree to provide source citations, reason statements, and written conclusions.
How to Improve the FamilySearch Family Tree by Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard
BCG Ethics and Standards – Board for Certification of Genealogists discussion of standards and the GPS
Genealogy Standards by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (affiliate link to Amazon) – to read the full Genealogical Proof Standard, we recommend purchasing a copy of this standards manual.
Creating a New Source on FamilySearch Family Tree
Source Citations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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Have either of you listened to Tom Jone’s Legacy BCG webinar “The Advance of Research Habits over Recent Decades — And the Downside”. I “did” that webinar just shortly before I listened to this issue of the podcast. I hope many more people start thinking more about the topic of making online research results really top quality and useful. Keep leading the way!
Yes, I actually heard that lecture at SLIG and wrote a series of blog posts about my favorite points! It’s here: https://familylocket.com/genealogy-research-is-still-hard/
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