New Book: Genealogy Standards

GenealogyStandardsGenealogy Standards: 5oth Anniversary Edition by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is a new acquisition for our club library. It was just published last month. It’s on the Research shelf.

The 83 specific standards cover the process of researching family history and the finished products of the research. Based on the five-part Genealogical Proof Standard, the standards cover:

  • documenting (standards 1–8);
  • researching (standards 9–50), including planning, collecting, and reasoning from evidence;
  • writing (standards 51–73), including proofs, assembly, and special products;
  • teaching and lecturing (standards 74–81); and
  • continuing education (standards 82 & 83).

The 100-page book includes appendices: the genealogist’s code, a description of BCG and its work, a list of sources and resources where examples of work that meets standards are regularly published, a glossary, and an evidence-process map distinguishing the three kinds of sources, information, and evidence.

Thanks to Lynne Brooke for recommending this for our library.

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