Monday, June 29, 2020

Methodology Monday-Using the Genealogical Proof Standard to Guide Your Genealogy Journey

Methodology Monday has focused on the 5 Elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard to help the many who have asked questions about the how and why of using these standards.

Questions and comments from readers, class participants, and those attending my presentations have wondered if they needed to learn and study the GPS when they are not planning on doing research professionally.  

My answer is always YES! If you want your research to be based on solid ground, to be credible and not at high risk of being proven incorrect, the elements contained in the GPS need to be applied for every person and family you are gathering information on. 

Need a refresher on what the GPS is and how to use it?
Here are my posts on each part of the process.

Reasonably Exhaustive Research
Source Citations
Analysis and Correlation
Resolving Conflicts
The How and Why of Sound Conclusions

Want to know more? Want to be able to take the GPS step by step and practice using your own research?
Introducing my new class:
The Genealogical Proof Standard: A Guide for Your Genealogy Journey

 A self-paced class! Sign up and take as long as you need to complete each of the four lessons.
An optional Facebook group has been created for asking questions, leaving comments, and getting to know others who are participating in the class. 

What will we be learning?
Here's an outline for the month of classes:

Lesson 1-Reasonably Exhaustive Research
Gathering the Information
Lesson 2-Complete and Accurate Citations
Leaving a Trail to Follow
Lesson 3-Analysis, Correlation, and Conflicting Evidence
Taking a Good Look
Lesson 4- The Written Conclusion
Summing it Up

Each lesson includes a video and written Lesson, resource materials, and an assignment.
The homework assignment is not mandatory and will not be graded.
The purpose is to help you put the things you are learning into practice.
If you choose to do the homework and send it to me and I will give you positive feedback and helpful suggestions.

This class is for beginners as well as those who have more research experience. 
 It will help build good habits and sharpen skills.

How do you register?
The class is hosted on Research Write Connect, a learning platform from Lisa Also,
Click here to sign up and receive $20 off by using the coupon code: GPS20
The code is good until July 7, 2020.

Hope to see you in class!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Helping you climb your family tree,

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