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The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual: Millennium Edition (2000)

By: Board for Certification of Genealogists

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Turner Publishing: 2000

Edition: Millennium

Seller ID: BCGManual


*** This is the OLD 2000 Edition!*** The Millennium edition has examples that the new, updated version does not have. View more info

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Genealogical Standards of Evidence: A Guide for Family Historians

By: Brenda Dougall Merriman

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Dundurn:

Seller ID: 884513


Genealogical evidence is the information that allows us to identify an individual, an event in his or her life, or the relationship between individuals. In such a process, we often hear or use words such as evidence, proof, or documentation. Brenda Dougall Merriman takes readers through the genealogical process of research and identification, along the way examining how the genealogical community has developed standards of evidence and documentation, what those standards... View more info

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Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case, 4th Edition

By: Christine Rose

Price: $9.95

Publisher: CR Publications: 2014

Seller ID: 626215


NEW - 4th edition released in October, 2014! "Preponderance of evidence" has been abandoned by the genealogical field, and "Genealogical Proof Standard" substituted. This booklet explains the changes and clearly sets out what the Genealogical Proof Standard is, and how to apply it to research. Written in simple terms, this updated and enlarged rd edition includes a discussion of the elements of building a case and weighing the evidence under present-day standards. View more info

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Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 3rd edition

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 3843-102


NEW 3rd EDITION!!!According to the author, there are no historical resources we can trust at face value. Records simply offer evidence, and their assertions may or may not be true. To decide what actually happened, we must understand those records. To analyze that evidence and judge what to believe, we also need particular facts about those records.Thus, Evidence Explained has two principal uses: it provides citation models for most historical sources—espec... View more info

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QuickSheet: Citing Online African-American Historical Resources Evidence! Style

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 102-3863


Basic citation models given here help researchers evaluate the reliability of online historical sources by recording all relevant information about both the historical material itself and the website that provides the material. In citing online historical sources Mrs. Mills offers two basic style formats: **Source-list style, used in bibliographies, gives a short and general identification of a source. **Reference-note style, used for footnote... View more info

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QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer's Guide to the Research Process

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $9.95

Seller ID: 102-3867


Building on a lifetime of experience, Elizabeth Mills argues that successful research can be achieved by following four specific models: **The Research Process Model **The Research Analysis Model **The Identity Triangulation Model **The Reliability Model The first of these, the research process model, involves several indispensable steps: analyze the problem, place it in legal and social context, identify related and associated individuals, iden... View more info

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QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Cluster Research (the FAN Principle)

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $9.95

Seller ID: 102-3868


Introduces the concept of “Cluster Research” based on the FAN principle, the idea being that to prove identity, origin, and parentage individuals must be studied in the context of their FAN club--family, associates, and neighbors. Historical information, she says, is like real estate: the true value of any piece of information is unknown until it is put into community context. To apply the FAN principle in order to establish a set of facts concerning ident... View more info

QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Finding People in Databases & Indexes

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $9.95

Seller ID: 102-3869


The premise of this QuickSheet is that while databases and indexes are valuable tools for research, they can actually impede the research process. We all know that databases and indexes can shortcut the process of discovery, and many search engines offer wildcard and Boolean options, as well as phonetic indexing systems to help researchers contend with clerical carelessness and data-entry errors. But historical records involve vagaries that defy technical formulas. Datab... View more info

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QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Individual Problem Analysis

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $7.95

Seller ID: 102-3870


Offering a 10-step solution to genealogical problems, this QuickSheet will help you leap the proverbial brick wall and save you hours of frustration. The outgrowth of a lifetime of professional experience, the 10 steps provide a systematic basis for problem solving unique to genealogy. When faced with an elusive person or missing or contradictory information, these steps will be your lifeline, helping you to resolve tricky problems related to sources, evidence, and proof... View more info

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QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style. First Revised Edition

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $8.95

Seller ID: 102-3849


Provides a template for citing historical sources on the Internet. It also lays down rules to help you judge the reliability of these sources. Published in the form of a laminated folder, the QuickSheet contains a series of sample citations showing the correct way to identify online sources such as databases, census images, and digital books and articles. Based on the premise that online sources are publications that have the same characteristics as... View more info

Evidence Analysis - A Research Process Map

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Board of Certified Genealogists: 2006

Seller ID: QS-EvidAna


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QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry.com Databases & Images,first revised edition

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company: 2012

Seller ID: 3859-102


Ancestry.com is the largest and most widely used genealogy site on the Internet. As an Ancestry.com user yourself, you’ve looked at databases with billions of names, so now you want to be sure you can get back to a specific record or lead others to the same record; and you need to identify your sources, to verify and cross-check them for accuracy, using the correct citations to Ancestry’s online databases and images.Help is at hand with Elizabeth Mills’s ... View more info

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Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills, editor

Price: $59.95

Publisher: 2001

Seller ID: 3844-102


Professional Genealogy is a manual by professionals for everyone serious about genealogy. For family historians who want to do their own study, reliably, it describes the standards. For hobbyists, attorneys, and medical scientists who seek professional researchers, it's a consumer guide that defines quality and facilitates choices. For librarians who struggle to help a whole new class of patrons, it provides a bridge to the methods, sources, and minutiae of "history, up-... View more info

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Mastering Genealogy Proof

By: Thomas W. Jones

Price: $24.95

Publisher: National Genealogical Society: 2013

Seller ID: 815075


As a unique textbook on genealogical methods and reasoning in the twentyfirst century, Mastering Genealogical Proof guides readers in acquiring genealogical skills transcending chronological, ethnic, geopolitical, and religious boundaries.Mastering Genealogical Proof aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians reconstruct relationships and lives of people they cannot see. It presents content in digestible chunks. Each chapter concludes with prob... View more info

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The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, Third Edition

By: Val D. Greenwood

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company: 2000, 2005

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 2362-102


"Recommended as the most comprehensive how-to book on American genealogical and local history research."--Library JournalIn every field of study there is one book that rises above the rest in stature and authority and becomes the standard work in the field. In genealogy that book is Val Greenwood's Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy.Arguably the best book ever written on American genealogy, it is the text of choice in colleges and universities or wh... View more info