Using GPS to Drive Your Research

Drive Your Genealogy Research in the Right Direction


Following the Genealogical Proof Standard will put you in the driver’s seat and provide you with the skills to avoid roadblocks and reach your research destination. Learn how to use this handy navigational tool with ease in our new independent study course.

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Don’t Get Lost in Your Research

Don’t let your research stall out before you’ve started your trip. Put yourself on the road to genealogy success with this 2-week independent study! You’ll learn the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard, along with practical tips, tools and genealogy search techniques for satisfying the requirements of the proof standard without running out of gas.

Start Your Engines

You’ll love this workshop if you want:
  • a direct route to reach your research destination
  • your research to be accurate and headed in the right direction
  • to avoid research pitfalls and roadblocks to finding your family history

Hit the Gas

This course contains several videos and articles that will guide you through the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard and how to tackle each of those in practical, straight-forward ways. This workshop is a self-guided study, and you can download the materials to refer back to whenever you like. You’l get:
  • 6 video presentations on using proof, citing sources, and finding and using evidence
  • tips for keeping your research on course, follow a trail of clues, avoid ancestor mix ups, and writing a research report
  • practical tools and strategies for applying this methodology to your research
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R8508
Product Type Course
Runtime 2 weeks
Skill Level Beginner
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