What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'?

Michael G. Hait, Jr., CG, AG
Sep 12, 2012
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Speaker's Introduction
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Research The Location
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Research The Laws
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Online Research
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Look for the Original
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Indirect Evidence
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Case Study
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Genealogical Proof Standard
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About this webinar

The first step of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to "complete a reasonably exhaustive search for all relevant records" related to your research objective. This presentation discusses what a "reasonably exhaustive search" constitutes, why this is necessary, and how to conduct a search. A case study explores how failing to identify all relevant records can lead to missing information and forming inaccurate conclusions about your ancestors' lives.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Michael G. Hait, Jr., CG®, AG®, works as a genealogist for the United States federal government. He has published numerous articles in the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,
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