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The Genealogical Proof Standard, against which genealogists can evaluate the quality of research and hence the reliability of conclusions.

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Why doesn't my research meet the Genealogical Proof Standard?

I posted a related question here so it might be helpful to read it: England 1700s - how to decide between two good record matches? Thomas Fowler B: unknown England Marriage: 1766 Stillingfleet ...
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When/why did the BCG abandon "preponderance of the evidence" (POE)? What is the effect of the change?

When and why did the Board for Certification of Genealogists(R) stop using the term "preponderance of the evidence" to describe how genealogists evaluate evidence. Today, genealogists who ...
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What is the difference between evidence and information?

What is evidence? I have piles and piles of historical records, old letters, e-mails, all of which provide details about my family. Is all of the information contained in these documents evidence?...
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What is the difference between "primary information" and "secondary information?"

In genealogical research, what is the difference between primary information and secondary information. Why do genealogists bother with making such distinctions?
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