Genealogical “proof” can be tricky. As genealogists, we try to find enough information to write a family history that is as close to the truth as possible; we are reconstructing the lives of our ancestors based on paper documents that many times contain errors, either intentionally or by mistake, and we want to get it right. We also do not wish to spread genealogical inaccuracies by posting, sharing or publishing genealogies that are unverified, undocumented or poorly written. It is by establishing genealogical proof that works of high quality can be created.
The Establishing Genealogical Proof Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a review of the GPS – Genealogical Proof Standard, what makes up a “reasonably exhaustive search,” how to assess evidence and more. This handy 5-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.