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Subject: Re: [FTM-TECH] Sources WAS Books revisited with examples
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 19:56:22 EDT
In a message dated 7/24/2007 5:59:55 PM Central Daylight Time,
That's a great question, Annie, and I should have included that
information (my source!) in my comments.
The terminology I have been using comes from a small book entitled,
"Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case", by Christine Rose
(San José, California: CR Publications, 2005). Christine Rose (CG,
CGL, FASG) is, among her certifications, a Fellow of the American
Society of Genealogists, and, as such, she is in the company of such
people as Elizabeth Shown Mills. She writes clearly and concisely.
The BCG website
<http://www.bcgcertification.org/resources/standard.html> has additional
information, including several additional links that explain the Board's
decision, in 1997, to drop the 'Preponderance of Evidence' standard and
adopt the GPS in its place. Since the GPS for all aspects of genealogy
comprises 74 parts, I have chosen, in my lectures, to use the elements
of 'evidence', 'information', and 'source'—and, perhaps, 'clarity'—in
introducing the GPS, and those are the terms I used in my post.
Thanks for that. When I started my research in the 70s I read two books,
one on Jewish research and a small one on genealogical research in general
where I found images of forms that could be used. So I took blank sheets of
paper, made my own forms and away I went and have really been so immersed in the
research itself that I have not read much more about it except on lists when
I went on line in 1990. Then I lurked and learned for a couple of years
before posting to some web sites, but it was a couple more years before I started
posting on lists. I just read and learned.
I will stop at the library and try to get a copy of the book to read so I
can learn more.
Annie in Minnesota
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