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Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program-Part 3
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Part 3 of the Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program has been designed to prepare you for the challenges and high standards required of a professional in this field. Remember that the term "professional" includes those that want to achieve a professional standard of excellence in the quality of their family genealogy as well as those in the profession.

This course is a continuation of the types of problem solving exercises completed in Part 2 and all those interested in fine-tuning their abilities will benefit from this in-depth study. Constructing a proof argument and participating in group discussions of a scholarly article are some of the program assignments. The reading materials covered in the previous courses, Parts 1 & 2, will be referenced as well as some new information.

You will be required to submit some assignments by postal mail which will be marked by your instructor or a professional genealogist, the results of which will be discussed during your consultations. During this course, you will be provided with two individual appointments scheduled at appropriate intervals for this purpose. Any questions or concerns you may have can be reviewed at that time.

Although this is indicated as a 52 week course, this simply means that you will have up to one year from the date you start this course to complete and submit the assignments and have the two private consultations with your instructor.

If this course is included in a registered package, we strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself, from the beginning, with the requirements for completing this course. As you work your way through the other courses, this will heighten your awareness of the relevance of the knowledge required to successfully complete the Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program..


1. Public Chat Session Discussing this Mentoring Program
2. Genealogical Standards Review
3. First Five Assignments
4. The First Private Consultation Session
5. The Sixth and Seventh Assignments
6. Public Chat Session: Scholarly Article Review Assignment Eight
7. The Second Private Consultation Session
Proof Summaries
Evidence Analysis
Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)
Citation Example
Suggestions For Census Returns
Suggestions For Published Sources
Suggestions For Electronic Sources
Timeline Example
Transcription and Abstract Example
Code of Ethics
• Association of Professional Genealogists - APG Code of Ethics
• Board for Certification of Genealogists: The Genealogist's Code of Ethics; To Protect the Public; To Protect the Consumer (Client or Colleague); To Protect the Profession
• Australasian Association of Genealogists & Record Agents Inc - Code of Ethics
• National Genealogical Society: Standards For Sound Genealogical Research;
• Guidelines For Using Records Repositories & Libraries; Standards for Use of Technology in Genealogical Research; Standards for Sharing Information with
• Others; Guidelines for Publishing Web Pages on the Internet
• Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes - Code of Ethics
• Quebec Bureau for Attestation of Competence in Genealogy - Code of Ethics
• The Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Archives - Code of Ethics
• Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland - Code of Ethics
• Association of Scottish Genealogists & Record Agents
Scholarly Article for Discussion
• Including a Group Chat Session Topic: Article Review
• Identification through Signatures: Using Complex Direct Evidence to Sort Colwills of Cornwall
Additional Reading
• BCG Genealogical Standards Manual
• Carmack's Guide to Copyright & Contracts: A Primer for Genealogists, Writers & Researchers
• Demystifying Copyright: A Researcher's Guide to Copyright in Canadian Libraries and Archives
• Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace
• Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian
• Genealogical Proof Standard: Building A Solid Case
• Genealogy as Pastime and Profession, 2nd Edition Revised
• How to Become A Professional Genealogist
• Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians
• The Chicago Manual of Style: the Essential Guide for Writers, Editors and Publishers... 14th Edition
• The Copyright Handbook, How to Protect and Use Written Works, Fourth Edition
• The Canadian Style, A Guide to Writing and Editing
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