What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'?

Michael Hait, CG, CGL
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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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 Hait, CGSM, is a full-time professional genealogist, with over fifteen years of research experience across the United States. His specialties include Maryland research, African American genealogy, and records of the Civil War an
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