Genealogical Standards

The following set of Genealogical Standards were recommended by the National Genealogical Society, an organization that includes among its major objectives the desire to "encourage adherence to principles of accuracy and thoroughness in research".

These articles were included in a hand-out given to members of the Southeastern Branch, New Brunswick Genealogical Society, at the September 2002 meeting. The copyright notice included with the articles (and reproduced below) grants permission for others to copy and publish the material.

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Standards For Using Sound Genealogical Research:

Recommended by the National Genealogical Society

Remembering always that they are engaged in a quest for truth, family history researchers consistently-

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Standards For Using Records Repositories and Libraries:

Recommended by the National Genealogical Society

Recognizing that how they use unique original records and fragile publications will affect other users, both current and future, family history researchers habitually-

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Standards For Use of Technology in Genealogical Research:

Recommended by the National Genealogical Society

Mindful that computers are tools, genealogists take full responsibility for their work, and therefore they-

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Standards For Sharing Information With Others:

Recommended by the National Genealogical Society

Conscious of the fact that sharing information or data with others, whether through speech, documents or electronic media, is essential to family history research and that it needs continuing support and encouragement, responsible family historians consistently-

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Standards For Publishing Web Pages On The Internet:

Recommended by the National Genealogical Society

Appreciating that publishing information through Internet web sites and web pages shares many similarities with print publishing, considerate family historians-

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