Genealogical Standards of Evidence: A Guide for Family Historians

Genealogical Standards of Evidence: A Guide for Family Historians

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By (author) Brenda Dougall Merriman

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  • Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 12mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Toronto
  • ISBN 10: 1554884519
  • ISBN 13: 9781554884513
  • Illustrations note: 19
  • Sales rank: 413,589

Product description

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 are, and how they can be applied. As a supplement to courses, workshops, and seminars, this book provides both an in-depth and inexpensive reference, perfect for compiling and checking research notes.

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Author information

Brenda Dougall Merriman, Certified Genealogist (CG), is the author of "Genealogy in Ontario" and "United Empire Loyalists: A Guide to Tracing Loyalist Ancestors in Upper Canada." A member of the Ontario Genealogical Society since 1970, she founded the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She lives in Toronto.

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How often do genealogists encounter a methodology book they can't put down? Merriman's is such a book." "Merriman's delightful book explains and illustrates standards and evidential concepts and acts like a pocket-sized reference source for further study.--Elissa Scalise Powell "National Genealogical Society Quarterly "

Table of contents

Introduction: Faceoff; The Farm Team; Shipping Out; The Learning Curve; Into the Oil Patch; Solo; Corporate Connections; Catching Fire; Toughing It Out; The Puck Stops Here; Giving Back; Family Matters; Epilogue: Third-Period Thoughts; Index.