Monday, September 21, 2015

Benchmarks–Part I

Would you like to become a better genealogist/family historian? All you need to do is take advantage of all of the great learning opportunities out there and adhere to a set of research standards. 

Genealogy Standards: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

If your research adheres to the standards in this little book you can be very confident that your research is on par with professional genealogists, certified genealogists and accredited genealogists.  I will tell you that if you haven’t had sufficient education the standards will be a bit overwhelming.  The standards can help you assess where you are and then you can put together an education plan to fill in any gaps you may have. 

I will be doing a series on educational opportunities that will get you to the point where the above standards are fully integrated into your research process.  The recommendations will go from foundational to advanced so there will be something for everyone.


Copyright © 2015 Michèle Simmons Lewis



  1. Good advice Michele - and Genealogy Standards together with Professional Genealogy and Evidence Explained (in my humble opinion) give a great foundation to anyone who wants to adhere to an excellent set of research and citation standards. Looking forward to your series.

  2. Thank you, Michele. I will look forward to following your posts to make me a better family historian.