Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pre-order Mastering Genealogical Proof

With no official press release from the publisher NGS, we are fortunate to find news about pre-ordering the much anticipated Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS. Thank-you to Angela McGhie for noticing the publication of the landing page at the National Genealogical Society website. Here's the info page with a link to pre-order:

From the publisher we discover there is a detailed .PDF file with a full list of contents. See also a sample exercise to wet your appetite for this "next big thing" book by one of our favorite authors.

"Mastering Genealogical Proof aims to help researchers, students, and new family historians reconstruct relationships and lives of people they cannot see. It presents content in digestible chunks. Each chapter concludes with problems providing practice for  proficiently applying the chapter’s concepts. Those problems, like examples throughout the book, use real records, real research, and real issues. Answers are at the back of the book along with a glossary of technical terms and an extensive resource list."

Thomas W. Jones, who has pursued his family history since he was fifteen, is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator."  Source:

Dr. Jones teaches at a number of well-respected genealogical institutes, including the Advanced Genealogical Methods course Ol' Myrt here recently completed at the 2013 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

Chapter 1 - Genealogy’s Standard of Proof
Chapter 2 - Concepts Fundamental to the GPS
Chapter 3 - GPS Element 1: Thorough Research
Chapter 4 GPS Element 2: Source Citations
Chapter 5 GPS Element 3: Analysis and Correlation
Chapter 6 GPS Element 4: Resolving Conflicts and Assembling Evidence
Chapter 7 GPS Element 5: The Written Conclusion
Chapter 8 - Using the GPS
Chapter 9 - Conclusion
Appendix A - Pritchett Article
Appendix B - McLain Article
Reading and Source List
Answers to exercises

You can pre-order your copy of Mastering Genealogical Proof today. Order online (payment in full required at time of pre-order)

Estimated Ship Date: 20 May 2013

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Myrt     :)
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