Do You Use the Genealogical Proof Standard?

+21 votes

Occasionally, I run into a really tough question during my research.  I have always known that I should document my research and also document my thought processes and conclusions.  The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) seemed great, but it seemed a bit heavy and pedantic. Then I found podcasts by Lisa Louise Cooke in her Genealogy Gems series.  (In case you haven't subscribed to her podcast, they are a great learning tool.) The first podcast about the GPS (Episode 20) is available HERE.

The best part is Family History Episode 23 – Using the Genealogical Proof Standard, which is available again HERE. In this podcast she gives a very concrete example of the GPS in use.  She has a great Research Worksheet for documenting research using the GPS.  She shows both an example of the Worksheet in use in her research and also provides a blank form to download.  You can find the links to the forms as the bottom of the podcast page.

in The Tree House by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (365k points)
edited by Vic Watt
Thanks so much!

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+4 votes
Excellently done. Well worth listening too. Thank you Vic.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
I was wrong.  The earlier podcast Is available, and I added the link above.

Future Learn on the subject in Week 4

The principles of genealogical proof


Magnus,  Did that.  What I was really excited about in the Genealogy Gems podcast was the form she used to document her GPS research.
I like the form also and have it sitting on my desktop.

You have a software that follows GPS ==> it helps you to do all the steps..

  1. Add a source 
  2. Classify your source
  3. Add citations
  4. Extract claims
  5. Analyze evidences
  6. Resolve conflicts
  7. Create a proof report

see video

I have it but havnt uploaded a report to Wikitree but it's in my backlog to do.... ;-)

+4 votes
Thanks for the recommendation, Vic.
by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (762k points)

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