This lecture describes the 5 steps of the Genealogical Proof Standard to establish proof of identities and relationships. Shellee will present examples at each step, along with a case study of a complex problem that was solved with research, creativity, attention to detail and a defined process. See how reasonably exhaustive research, accurate citations, analysis and correlation of data, the resolution of conflicting data and a reasoned, written conclusion was used to identify the parents of a Civil War soldier who shaved 10 years off his age and complicated the search for this relationship.
This was hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and was presented to a live webinar audience on August 16, 2016. 1 hour 30 minutes, plus 2 pages of handouts. For more information about the Board for Certification of Genealogists and genealogy standards, visit www.bcgcertification.org. The recording is also included as part of the monthly