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NEW! Revised and reorganized! Genealogy Standards, 50th-anniversary edition. 100pp., paperback, 5.5” x 8.5”

Genealogy Standards

“Accuracy is fundamental to genealogical research. Without it, a family’s history would be fiction. This manual presents the standards family historians use to obtain valid results.

These standards apply to all genealogical research, whether shared privately or published. They also apply to personal research and 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 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.” BCG, Genealogy Standards, 50th-anniversary edition (Nashville, Tennessee: Ancestry, 2014): back cover.

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