What is Genealogical Proof Standard and why is it useful?
Family history isn’t easy, there’s no escaping it. It takes time to develop the skills to really make great things happen – but the thing I love most is that it’s so democratic. Absolutely anyone can pick it up and learn these skills. All of us are on a journey, some of us further down the path than others but every single one of us is still learning in one way or another. Sometimes it’s a new ancestor who gives us a puzzle to solve, sometimes we learn about new techniques or new records that can help.
We all make mistakes. That’s still a good thing though, because when we realise we’ve made a mistake it shows we’re on the way to making things better. There’s a set of rules to follow brought about by the Board for Certification of Genealogists that we call the Genealogical Proof Standard and no matter your level of expertise, they are something to aspire to that if you keep close at all times you are well on your way to being a better genealogist!
via findmypast.com blog.