Professional Genealogy

Original Version of PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGY: Relevant as Ever!

Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills and published in 2001, is a manual by professionals for everyone serious about genealogy. This book is sometimes referred to as Progen I, to distinguished it from the 2018 book, Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards, also edited by Mrs.[…]Read more

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Assessing Genealogical Sources

Assessing Genealogical Sources—Part 1

By Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG  From time to time we have excerpted portions of the extraordinary book, Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards. Edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, one of America’s most respected genealogy authorities, and written by eighteen leading experts on the substance of genealogical research, Progen PPS is a priceless[…]Read more

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Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice, and Standards Offers Guidelines for Achieving Lineage/Hereditary Society Membership

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-17-04-50-20.68983f8c735befefac2d9e1371afd616db38c7d6-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’4691′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Xeger’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=’18’ appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-3malvw’] View Book Details [/av_image] Many genealogists hope one day to gain membership in a hereditary or lineage society, such as the Sons of the American Revolution, or the 17th Century Colonial Dames of America. For these individuals,[…]Read more

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Elizabeth Mills Books Signing

Book Signing by Elizabeth Mills at Genealogical.com Booth at NGS 2018

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/product_images/2018-04-17-04-50-20.68983f8c735befefac2d9e1371afd616db38c7d6-1.jpg’ attachment=’4691′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Xeger’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’left-to-right’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-ae4923′] View Book Details [/av_image] Come and get your copy of the new and groundbreaking Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS) signed by editor Elizabeth Shown Mills at the GSC 2018! The 2018 National Genealogical Society Conference takes place at[…]Read more

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Citing Online Materials: The Basics, by Elizabeth Shown Mills

Citing Online Materials: The Basics, by Elizabeth Shown Mills

Online sources are publications, with the same basic elements as print publications. This core principle applies whether we are using a commercial site, a website created by an individual, or a social-networking site such as Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter. Within this framework, we have just four basic rules to remember: Rule 1: Most websites are[…]Read more

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genealogy evidence analysis

“Family History Standards,” by Elizabeth Shown Mills

Excerpted from Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace,3d ed. rev. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2017), pp. 18–19, §1.5. “Modern family history (aka genealogy) draws heavily from law in its handling of evidence. However, family-history standards require a higher level of proof than does most litigation.  The justice system demands that a date[…]Read more

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Why the Revised Third Edition of EVIDENCE EXPLAINED, by Elizabeth Shown Mills is a Must-Have for your Book Shelf

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/9780806320403print-213×300.jpg’ attachment=’4909′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/ym2EJ’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-cmzka0′] View Book Details [/av_image] Revised Third Edition of EVIDENCE EXPLAINED, by Elizabeth Shown Mills Now Available Purchasers of Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards should also acquire another standard reference work from Elizabeth Shown Mills, the  Revised Third[…]Read more

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Problem Analysis from Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/product_images/2018-04-17-04-50-20.68983f8c735befefac2d9e1371afd616db38c7d6-1.jpg’ attachment=’4691′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Xeger’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’left-to-right’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-87bykc’] View Book Details [/av_image] In last week’s issue of “Genealogy Pointers,” we announced the publication of the all-new Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills and written by a new generation[…]Read more

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Assessing Genealogical Sources

Assessing Genealogical Sources—Part 2

By Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG  From time to time we have excerpted portions of the extraordinary book, Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards. Edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, one of America’s most respected genealogy authorities, and written by eighteen leading experts on the substance of genealogical research, Progen PPS is a priceless[…]Read more

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The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers

“Reasoning from Evidence,” by Thomas W. Jones, PH.D., CG, CGL, FASG

“Genealogy Pointers” continues with its practice of excerpting sections from Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (Progen PPS), edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Today we have lifted the beginning pages of Chapter 12, “Reasoning from Evidence,” which was prepared by Dr. Thomas W. Jones. We are sure you will agree that even in these scant[…]Read more

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Forensic Genealogy Explained in PROGEN PPS

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-17-04-50-20.68983f8c735befefac2d9e1371afd616db38c7d6.jpg’ attachment=’4691′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Xeger’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’left-to-right’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-66vq0o’] View Book Details [/av_image] “A forensic genealogist,” according to Michael S. Ramage,  J.D., CG, “is one who applies genealogical knowledge, methods, and standards to legal problems and proceedings.” Mr. Ramage, who is himself a forensic  genealogist and[…]Read more

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PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGY. PREPARATION, PRACTICE & STANDARDS (PROGEN PPS) ELIZABETH SHOWN MILLS, EDITOR

NEW RELEASE | PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGY: Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS)

Announcing the All-New . . . PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGY. Preparation, Practice & Standards (ProGen PPS) Elizabeth Shown Mills, Editor [av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/product_images/2018-04-17-04-50-20.68983f8c735befefac2d9e1371afd616db38c7d6-1.jpg’ attachment=’4691′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Xeger’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’left-to-right’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-9tdxqa’] View Book Details [/av_image] In 2001 twenty-three genealogists collaborated to produce the first-ever textbook outlining professional standards and practices[…]Read more

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