Genealogical Proofs

Writing standards help genealogists to choose between proof statements, proof summaries, and proof arguments, and to proceed logically and concisely.[1]

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DeGrazia, Laura A. “Proof Arguments.” OnBoard 15 (January 2009): 1–3.

Fox, Judy Kellar. “Ten-Minute Methodology: Proof in a Footnote.” BCG SpringBoard blog. 11 March 2015.

Fox, Judy Kellar. “Ten-Minute Methodology: Identity Proof in a List.” BCG SpringBoard blog. 17 April 2015.

Fox, Judy Kellar. “Ten-Minute Methodology: Proof in a Narrative.” BCG SpringBoard blog. 24 February 2015.

Fox, Judy Kellar.Ten-Minute Methodology: Proof Statements 1.” BCG SpringBoard blog. 1 December 2014.

Fox, Judy Kellar. “Ten-Minute Methodology: Proof Statements 2, Examples.” BCG SpringBoard blog. 8 December 2014.

Fox, Judy Kellar. “Ten-Minute Methodology: Proof Summaries and Arguments, 1.” BCG SpringBoard blog. 13 January 2015.

Jones, Thomas W. Mastering Genealogical Proof. Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013.

Little, Barbara Vines. “It’s Not That Hard to Write Proof Arguments.” OnBoard 15 (September 2009): 20–23.

Bittner, Warren. “Proof Arguments—How to Write Them and Why They Matter.” Board for Certification of Genealogists, sponsor. Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

 


Assembled Research Results

These standards help genealogists provide clear formatting, structure, historical and biographical background, and cross-referencing.[2]

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Freilich, Kay Haviland. “Polishing Our Everyday Writing.” OnBoard 4 (September 1998): 24.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “Good Genealogical Writing.” OnBoard 4 (May 1998): 16.

Sayre, Pamela Boyer. “Effective Writing and Editing.” OnBoard 16 (September 2010): 21–22.

Leclerc, Michael J. “Writing Up Your Research.” Board for Certification of Genealogists, sponsor. Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

 


Standards for Special-Use Products

These standards help genealogists produce accurate, well-formatted, and convincing reports, lineage-society applications, source guides, methodology guides, compiled abstracts, reviews, and database programs.

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Hait, Michael Grant Jr.Reporting Research in Progress.” OnBoard 22 (May 2016): 13-15.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “Ten-Minute Methodology: Documentation and the Research Report.” BCG SpringBoard blog. 21 January 2016.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “QuickLesson 20: Research Reports for Research Success.” Evidence Explained, 23 May 2015.

 


BCG Webinars on Legacy Family Tree

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[1] Board for Certification of Genealogists, Genealogy Standards, fiftieth-anniversary edition (Nashville, TN: Ancestry, 2014), 31–34.
[2] Board for Certification of Genealogists, Genealogy Standards, fiftieth-anniversary edition (Nashville, TN: Ancestry, 2014), 34–38.