Applying the Standards to International Research

Applying the Standards to International Research


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by Melanie D. Holtz, CG

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Applying the Standards to International Research


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The idea of “reasonably exhaustive research” might be one of the most mysterious elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). What exactly does it mean? How do you know when you’ve achieved it? How does the GPS apply to international research?
 
 
The lecture will focus on showing how the standards can apply to international research through the evaluation of several Italian case studies and/or research problems. Some research problems naturally require more work to meet the definition of reasonably exhaustive research, while others may be a lot simpler.
 
 
Understanding reasonably exhaustive research is important in preparing a kinship determination project. Examples abound for those who focus on U.S. research. However, for those who don’t, it is often helpful to see examples from other geographic locations. In this way, they can more easily learn the proper application of these concepts to their own type of genealogical research.

 
 

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Presenter: Melanie D. Holtz, CG

Melanie D. Holtz, CG is a full-time professional genealogist, lecturer, and writer specializing in Italian genealogy and dual citizenship. She operates an international research firm that maintains offices in both the U.S. and Italy. Melanie is a board-certified genealogist who lectures and writes on Italian genealogy, professional development, and genealogical standards.

She is a former APG board member and chair of the Professional Development Committee, where she advocated for mentorship and expanded educational offerings within the organization. Melanie has published multiple Italian genealogy courses, as well as “The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy.”
 

Melanie D. Holtz, CG