Apr 2, 2014 10:26 AM

Free Analysis Spreadsheet - MPG2 - Study Group 2 - Chapter 5

Chapter 5 in Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones brings us to the third element of the Genealogical Proof Standard, analysis and correlation.[1] In order to meet the proof standard we must evaluate each source and within each source each item of information and the evidence identified therein. What works best for me is to enter source, information and evidence items into my handy dandy Excel spreadsheet.

Below is an updated version of the spreadsheet. Be sure to read Chapter 5, pages 53 through 71 in order to understand "why we must test our sources, information, and evidence."[2]

Let me know what you think of the spreadsheet. Would you add anything?

Jennifer Shoer aka Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!

[Book available from the publisher, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/mastering_genealogical_proof in both print and Kindle versions.]

This post is part of DearMyrtle's Hangout on Air series, MGP2 Study Group 2, studying Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones.Hangouts are every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM Eastern US time. Join us to learn more about the discipline of genealogical work and how adhering to its standards will improve your family history results. Your family will thank you.

[1] Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2013), 53-71.
[2] Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof, 53.


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