GenProof Study Groups are Mastering Genealogical Proof 2

Are you interested in taking your genealogical research to the next level? Would you like to discuss the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) with others in a small group? Perhaps it’s time for you to begin studying the book Mastering Genealogical Proof  by Thomas W. Jones.

GenProof study groups are forming now. The nine member groups and their mentor will work their way through each chapter of Mastering Genealogical Proof discussing their thoughts, insights and questions about the five parts of the GPS, the chapter exercises and, their own research as it applies to the GPS.

You need to be able to commit at least 5 hours per week (10 is better) to read the book, complete the chapter exercises and participate in discussions. To learn more, check out Angela McGhie’s blog post, “Five Gen Proof Study Groups Open for Registration.

The book is published by the National Genealogical Society and can be ordered here .

Perhaps you thinking, “I’m interested but I just can’t join right now.” That’s OK because new groups form on an ongoing basis. So you can put your name on the waiting list for future groups.

I was fortunate enough to be a member of GenProof1 and study the book with Dr. Jones. As a mentor, I am now working my way through Mastering Genealogical Proof for the second time. Each time through the book, I learn more. The combination of reading and working through the chapter problems, asking questions, discussing concepts and applying what I’ve learned to my own research is changing the way I research, evaluate what I find and present it. GenProof study groups can do the same for you. All you need is a willingness to learn and the ability to make the commitment.



Michelle Goodrum

About Michelle Goodrum

Writer, family historian, and researcher Michelle Roos Goodrum has been researching her family for over 20 years. Being the caretaker of over 135 years of her family’s papers and photographs, Michelle enjoys piecing her ancestors’ stories together. Michelle is also a Teaching Assistant for Boston University's Genealogical Research Program. Follow Michelle on her blog The Turning of Generations ( ) Michelle is the author of IDG’s monthly column, Timeless Territories.

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