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Genealogical Standards of Evidence: A Guide for Family Historians (Genealogist's Reference Shelf) Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1495 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn/Ontario Genealogical Society (15 Mar. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004DNWG3Y
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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I bought this book, rather that The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual, because it was available for immediate download to my Kindle. I found the first half useful. The author has a good writing style. I didn't know about the origins of modern genealogy, which she discusses. The second half mainly contains lists with a particular focus on Canada and, to a lesser degree, the United States. I'm in Europe. The illustrations didn't display well on Kindle. I found the book helpful, but would have liked more.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x91b4ebdc) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
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HASH(0x919ceae0) out of 5 stars Documentation is everything 6 Dec. 2012
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A TV detective, I don't remember which one, was noted for saying, "Just the facts..." With the proliferation of genealogy sites on the internet and very misleading advertising that suggest that all you have to do is enter a name and a search engine will put it all together for you in any format your want, Ancestry.com and other similar sites are saturated with user submitted research, much of which is undocumented and sorely lacking in accuracy. Without verifiable documentation, genealogy research results are often little more than a hodgepodge of wishful thinking, family folklore (often interesting, but just as often disconected from reality), skipped generations, families merged due to name and place similarity, etc., etc., etc. Most of these problems with user submitted research results could be eleminated with close attention to documentation. These same problems often appear in printed genealogies, as well. The information one finds in GENEALOGICAL STANDARDS OF EVIDENCE will not make your brick walls vanish or magically find your missing ancestor, though it might help. Rather, the book explains the standards of evidence that, when met, will help the researcher eleminate wishful thinking, family folklore, skipped generations, merged families, and the like. Researching and preserving our family histories/genealogies is an honorable endeavor. We owe it to those who came before us and those who will follow us to do it right. When used properly GENEALOGICAL STANDARDS OF EVIDENCE is one of the best tools on the market for helping amateurs and professionals do genealogy right.
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HASH(0x925adc48) out of 5 stars Excellent resource for establishing provable linege 12 Jun. 2013
By P. Munson-siter - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of several excellent books that discusses the level of proof (documented sources, etc) you will need to establish a lineage to particular people, rather than the rather loose standards you often find beginning and rank amature family historians using to say they descend from someone. I am a serious genealogist who has worked helping potential members of the DAR work on proving their descent from American patriots of the American Revolution. Far to many of them start out with family pedigrees they have found online, and they are often surprised when I start trying to find proper documentation for each and every link. This book explains the types of proper documentation anyone wanting to establish a provable lineage up to the current standards of most lineage societies I know of. However, it isn't just genealogists looking to prove descent from specific people (Mayflower, Colonial Dames, War of 1812, DAR/SAR, etc) who will find this book invaluable. Any family historian who aspires to be viewed as a serious genealogist rather than a 'mere' hobbits will find this book of grate value in evaluating your own research and the source documentation you have found to support the conclusions you are making about your family history.
HASH(0x91b9c888) out of 5 stars Looking forward to reading this book 28 Jan. 2016
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HASH(0x92086138) out of 5 stars Great Source for Genies 16 Jun. 2014
By K. Howard - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was recommended by genealogists on the national level. I was fortunate to have found a copy on Amazon. Use it quite often.
HASH(0x91c07dec) out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 Aug. 2015
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