Genealogical Proof for the Novice Genealogist

Annette Burke Lyttle
Aug 8, 2018
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Speaker's Introduction
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Genealogical Proof Standard
1m 39s
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Research Process
8m 41s
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Sources and Evidence
15m 39s
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Reasonably Exhaustive Research
6m 25s
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Source Citations
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Analysis and Correlation
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Resolving Conflicts
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Written Conclusion
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
23m 23s

About this webinar

How do you know if the facts you've uncovered are correct? How do you avoid attaching somebody else's ancestors to your family tree? This introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard will get your research moving in the right direction from the beginning and help you avoid errors and frustration.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the international, national, state, and local levels and loves h
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    6 years ago

    A good course for beginners.

    A well-organized, superbly presented topic–instilled great confidence in the the speaker. Thank you!!

    Annette was clear and easy to understand and follow. She was informative and I wil be a better researcher after this webinar.

    Annette’s presentation was very informative, and most of all it was able to be understood.

    As a novice I want to develop good research and sourcing habits so this presentation was very helpful.

    AWESOME webinar…loved it!

    Beautifully presented. Easy to follow. Thank you for offering it.

    Clear, well organized, useful information with relevant examples. Thank you!

    Easy follow, easy to understand, audible, paced perfectly

    Enjoyed it!!!

    Enjoyed the webinar. Very easy to understand. Thanks for the examples on source citations.


    Excellent and very understandable

    Excellent as always.

    Excellent as usual

    Excellent information and great speaker.

    Excellent presentation on the GPS for the novice. I learned a lot.

    Excellent speaker and presenter — just the right amount of informative help needed for us to create better research techniques for ourselves

    Excellent speaker with clear message and helpful info!

    Excellent speaker.

    Excellent Teacher. Loved it.

    Excellent Webinar! I found it to be very useful for my research. Thank you!

    Excellent, easy to follow information – great speaker, clear and easy to understand.

    Fantastic instruction – just wish I had known this information when I began my genealogical research!!!

    First class presentation. Lots of nuggets to digest. Thanks Annette.

    Good clear instructions and delivery!

    Good concise explanation

    Good examples about GPS.

    Good info

    Good information. Handout was more complete than most Webinars – thanks so much for that.

    Good reminders, even for experienced researchers. Pleasant presentation style. Well organized. Recommended for all levels of experience.

    Great presentation, very easy to follow the concepts. It was a nice refresher regarding what constitutes reasonably exhaustive.

    Great Presentation.

    Great speaker! She broke down the information in clear, simple and understandable steps.

    Great webinar – very well organized and clear. Great explanations and definitions!

    Great webinar!

    Great webinar….. I always learn something that I can use to make my research easier!! Thanks!

    I am not a novice, but Annette’s webinar was excellent in laying out the basics of the GPS. Hope to hear more from her in the future!

    I appreciated the topic presented and the presenter was easy to keep pace with, provided helpful examples and kept my attention. It was interesting and informative.

    I enjoyed the presentation and learned from it as well.

    I loved it, she made the entire process really simple!

    I RARELY give a ‘5’ for ANY webinar! I enjoyed Annette Burke Lyttle SO MUCH, even I was amazed! Seriously, I have attended MANY webinars on GPS and her’s was by far the BEST and easiest to follow and understand! She is an amazing presenter/speaker, such a soothing voice, & I’m going to look thru the library for other webinars by her! Thank you, Annette!

    I will have to listen to Annette again. Wow!! Wonderful.

    I’m fairly new to genealogy and learned a lot about where to look for information and how to compare my findings to be sure they are as accurate as can be. Thank you so much!

    I’m new so this was very informative, took some notes.

    I’m not a novice but learned new techniques and details about citations! Thanks Annette !!!

    I’ve been researching and going to seminars for years, but Ms. Lyttle’s presentation was a wonderful, succinct review of the procedures and reasoning I should be doing. Thank you.

    I’ve heard several different people explain how to document their sources and how to cite their documentation. Today’s webinar made it seem easier somehow. It all seemed more simplified. Thank you!


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