Standards for Genealogical Documentation

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG
Aug 17, 2021
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About BCG
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Purposes and Citation Uses
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Citation Elements
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About this webinar

Genealogy Standards spells out eight documentation standards, which give genealogists guidance for documenting genealogical writing. They also provide guidance for citation content, while allowing flexibility in the sequencing and structuring of citations supporting genealogical statements. This presentation will review the standards and provide examples of applying their principles.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Tom Jones is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator. He co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly in 2003 through 2018, and he is the author of the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Proof
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  1. SM
    Susan Michael
    1 year ago

    Excellent overview of documentation standards and best practices. Tom Jones never disappoints.

  2. LP
    Leanne Prescott
    1 year ago

    I was hugely impressed with the presentation. It was precise and informative. The citation jungle has had me confused and reluctant for years and now it has been de-mystified. A BIG thank you. The syllabus notes will help me to ‘remember’ the format and will be used as a quick and easy reference – until I become competent (which will probably be a long time!)

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    Angela Smith
    1 year ago

    Excellent presentation on how to write citations!

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    Doris Miller
    1 year ago

    Fascinating webinar – glad that I have been at least creating some sort of citation, even only some are Chicago Style!! What a great style Dr. Jones has

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    Ann Barnes
    1 year ago

    It gave a great understanding of what the basic purpose of documentation is, ie, that given how you documented something will allow your great grand children to find what you have documented.

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    Janet Blake
    1 year ago

    Jones was, as always, in top form. I can’t believe he squeezed so many instructions and examples in! This webinar will be tremendously valuable to look back at for years.

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    Joni Leffler
    1 year ago

    I greatly appreciate this thorough webinar pertaining to the citation format! Absolutely essential viewing! Many thanks!

  8. JS
    Joan Stevens
    1 year ago

    The presentation was excellent. I will listen to it again. Now I will reexamine the templates I use for my citations.


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