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Hinckley, Kathleen W. Locating Lost Family Members & Friends: Modern Genealogical Research Techniques for Locating the People of Your Past and Present. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 1999. (Twentieth century research.)
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Merriman, Brenda. Genealogical Standards of Evidence: A Guide for Family Historians. 3rd edition. Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 2010.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
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Rose, Christine. Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case. 4th revised edition. San José, California: CR Publications, 2014.
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The following national genealogical organizations also support high standards in genealogical research and provide educational opportunities that can help genealogists prepare for certification.