Genealogical Standards of Evidence: A Guide for Family Historians

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Dundurn, Mar 15, 2010 - Reference - 120 pages
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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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User Review  - Janice_Nickerson - LibraryThing

This wonderful little book should be required reading for everyone starting their family history. It will save so much time and frustration! Merriman's explanations of how to evaluate evidence are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Teofane1965 - LibraryThing

Brenda Dougall Merriman has done it again. She has written an authoritative guide which is nonetheless easy to read and understand. Her books, which include the standard genealogical guide to the ... Read full review


chapter 1
chapter 2
Checklist of Genealogical Sources
chapter 3
chapter 4
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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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