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Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist? Free webinar by Elissa Scalise Powell now online

New book and webinar - Genealogy Standards

Accuracy is fundamental to genealogical research. Without it, a family's history would be fiction. Genealogy Standards: 50th Anniversary Edition presents the standards family historians use to obtain valid results.

Book: Genealogy Standards: 50th Anniversary Edition - $14.95 $12.95


STDTrans200These standards apply to all genealogical research, whether shared privately or published. They also apply to personal research for clients, courts, and other employers. The standards address documentation; research planning and execution, including reasoning from evidence; compiling research results; genealogical education; and ongoing development of genealogical knowledge and skills.

BCG [Board for Certification of Genealogists] offers these standards to the field as a guide to sound genealogical research and a way to assess the research outcomes that genealogists produce. They are standards for anyone who seeks to research and portray accurately people's lives, relationships, and histories.

Family historians depend upon thousands of people unknown to them. They exchange research with others; copy information from books and databases; and write libraries, societies, and government offices. At times they even hire professionals to do legwork in distant areas and trust strangers to solve important problems. But how can a researcher be assured that he or she is producing or receiving reliable results? This new edition of the official manual from the Board of Certification for Genealogists provides a standard by which all genealogists can pattern their work.

Paperback: 100 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"


Webinar: Thinking About Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist? by Elissa Scalise Powell

Join FamilyTreeWebinars.com and President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Elissa Scalise Powell, for a free webinar on Wednesday, June 9, 2014. Here's the webinar description:

Testing yourself against genealogical standards is one of the many reasons to seek credentials. This presentation will discuss who should go for credentials, what the testing procedure entails and how to prepare for it.



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