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Evidently we have more to learn

Posted by on August 27, 2011

I mentioned in my post on the NGS-HSC Lesson 1’s extended reading that we needed to discuss more. I gave a short list of items to review in that post but as I approach the ProGen topic for September, Evidence, it’s time to take a look-see and make sure we have a good foundation.

So here’s an expanded list of evidence-y analysis-y resources. And, yes, I’ve repeated myself since that other post, but there’s some new goodies also. Coming up soon are some legal definitions that we want to hang onto and another laundry list of blog posts on evidence-y analysis-y stuff. Hang on! Here we go!

“Board for Certification of Genealogist Abandons Term ‘Preponderance of the Evidence'” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 85 (September 1997): 227.

Board for Certification of Genealogists. “The Genealogical Proof Standard.”

Board for Certification of Genealogists. The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual. (affiliate link) Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2000.

Devine, Donn. “Do We Really Decide Relationships by a Preponderance of the Evidence?” National Genealogical Society Newsletter 18 (September-October 1992): 131-132.

Devine, Donn. “Evidence and Sources – And How They Differ” Ancestry 15 (May-June 1997): 26-29.

FamilySearch. “Evaluate the Evidence.” Family Search wiki.

Greenwood, Val D. “Evaluating Evidence” Genealogical Journal 25 (1997): 51-62.

Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, Third Edition. (affiliate link) Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. See esp. chapter 4 on “Evaluation of Evidence.”

Ingham, Norman W. “Some Thoughts about Evidence and Proof in Genealogy.” The American Genealogist 72 (July 1997): 380-385.

Jacobus, Donald Lines. “On the Nature of Genealogical Evidence.” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 92 (July 1938): 213-214.

Jones, Thomas W. “A Conceptual Model of Genealogical Evidence: Linkage Between Present-Day Sources and Past Facts.”  National Genealogical Society Quarterly 86 (March 1998): 5-18.

Jones, Thomas W. “Inferential Genealogy.” FamilySearch Research Classes Online, 120:00. 28 Apr 2010. (Grab the course handout before starting.)

Leary, Helen F. M. “Evidence Revisited: DNA, POE, and GPS.” OnBoard 4 (January 1998): 1-2, 5.

Meyerink, Kory L. “Evaluation of Evidence.” Ancestry Newsletter 10 (November-December 1992): 1-3.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “Analyzing and Reviewing Published Sources.” OnBoard 3 (May 1997): 16.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “Building a Case When No Record ‘Proves’ a Point.” Ancestry 16 (April-May 1998): 29.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown, ed. “Evidence.” Special Issue, National Genealogical Society Quarterly 87, no. 3 (September 1999).

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. (affiliate link) Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009. See esp. chapter 1 on “Fundamentals of Evidence Analysis.”

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence!: Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian. (affiliate link) Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997. See esp. the chapter on “Fundamentals of Analysis.”

Mills, Elizabeth Shown, ed. Professional Genealogy. (affiliate link) Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008. See esp. chapter 17, “Evidence Analysis” by Donn Devine.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. “The Kinship Maze: Navigating it with Professional Precision.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly 20 (June 2005): 61-70.

Paul Drake “Some Thoughts Concerning Genealogical Evidence and Proof: Part II: Establishing Proof” National Genealogical Society Newsletter 17 (November –December 1991): 153-155.

Rose, Christine. Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case. (affiliate link) San Jose, CA: CR Publications, 2009.

Rubicam, Milton, ed. Genealogical Research: Methods and Sources. (affiliate link) Washington, D.C.: American Society of Genealogists, 1980. See esp. chapter 3 “Interpreting Genealogical Records.”

Sheppard, Walter Lee Jr. “What Proves a Lineage? Acceptable Standards of Evidence” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 75 (June 1987): 124-130.

Stevenson, Noel C.  Genealogical Evidence: A Guide to the Standard of Proof Relating to Pedigrees, Ancestry, Heirship and Family History. (affiliate link) Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, 1989.  See sp. chapter 21 “Rules of Evidence Applied to Genealogy” and chapter 22 “Hearsay Evidence.”

Tolman, Tristan L. “Evidence Analysis, Part II” FamilySearch Research Classes Online, 27:00. 10 Mar 2011.

Turner, Kathleen. “Mentoring Class 7: Evidence Analysis.” FamilySearch Research Classes Online, 37:00. 17 Nov 2010.

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