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What will we learn?

In week four we’ll explore how to analyse and build upon the information found during the research process moving on from the searching technique discussions from week two.

Genealogists need to be sure they have found the ‘right’ person and we will cover some of the ways genealogists decide if they’ve found the best match in the records for an individual. It’s also important to know when you’ve done enough research to come to a reasonable decision on a match and the Genealogical Proof Standard has good guidance on this. We’ll introduce this standard in this week’s steps.

After completing this week, you should begin to be familiar with:

  1. The principles of genealogical proof with an introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard
  2. How to narrow down possible matches
  3. Thinking laterally around brick wall issues problems
  4. The use of DNA testing in genealogical research

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This article is from the free online course:

Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

University of Strathclyde