The first requirement of the Genealogical Proof Standard is that we “complete a reasonably exhaustive search for all relevant records” related to our research objective. This presentation discusses what a “reasonably exhaustive search” entals, 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.
To register visit http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp. You will receive a confirmation email after you complete the registration process.
Attendance at the webinar will be restricted to the first 1000 to sign in. There are already many more than this number registered, so it is important to sign in at least thirty (30) minutes early. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, the recording will be available to watch free on the Legacy Family Tree website for ten (10) days.
A more permanent copy of the lecture will be available for purchase on DVD directly from Legacy Family Tree here. Feel free to also pre-order the DVD whether or not you can attend.
I look forward to seeing you there!
For more articles about conducting a “reasonably exhaustive search,” read:
- “How to conduct a ‘reasonably exhaustive search’ for relevant records”
- “Finding what you are not looking for”
- “Does a ‘reasonably exhaustive search’ include online family trees?”
You can also read any of the articles included in the category “Genealogical Proof Standard” on the right, for details about other very important research and analysis skills.