In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss how to apply the genealogical proof standard (GPS) as you work in collaborative trees – specifically the FamilySearch Family Tree. We talk about each element of the GPS and how you implement it with small changes in the way you add reason statements, sources, and additional explanations about your research to the tree.
How to Improve the FamilySearch Family Tree with the Genealogical Proof Standard – post by Diana and Family Locket
Genealogy Standards, 2nd Edition – affiliate link to Amazon.com
Information about the Genealogical Proof Standard on the Ethics and Standards page of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) website, including additional links to more articles
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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I am so excited to hear this episode. I’ve just started working with RootsMagic to link my Ancestry tree to the Family Search tree and have a question. I am able to add outside sources as links to my Ancestry people, such as civil registrations of births, marriages and deaths recorded in France—is there a way to provide these sources for the individuals on the Family Search tree?
Thank you for your excellent podcast. I am learning so much and hope to greatly improve the thoroughness of my research and trees!
Yes, you can upload a new source to an individual on the FamilySearch Family Tree. My first blog post on Family Locket was Creating a New Source on FamilySearch Family Tree. You can read it here to get the basic idea. Some features on FamilySearch have changed, but the basic idea is the same.