[APG Public List] Source List question

Valerie Stern wolawol at gmail.com
Sat Dec 18 15:31:33 MST 2010


Elizabeth,

Thank you very much for your thoughtful and detailed reply. Now I know what
to do.

Valerie

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 6:59 PM, <eshown at comcast.net> wrote:

> Valerie asked:
>
> *>*Keeping in mind Tom Jones' quip that "the only foolish question is the
> one that is not asked," I wonder if someone could tell me whether or not a
> Source List is required for *every* component of the portfolio prepared
> for submission for a CG? I suspect so, but cannot find it spelled out
> anywhere in all the various instructions. If not required for every one, for
> which components is a source list required?
>
>
> Valerie,
>
>
>
> The most important thing to “keep in mind” here is that what you submit in
> your certification portfolio is a set of work samples of the type
> genealogists produce “in the real world.”
>
>
>
> If you find a critical document for a client that points in a new
> direction—or if the client sent you a document with something useful and
> asked you how to proceed on the basis of the information in the
> document---you would typically give the client a short list of resources
> that appear to be appropriate. Therefore, when you do your “document work”
> in Requirements 3 and 4, you would provide a list of resources, as per the
> instructions given for 3 and 4.
>
>
>
> When you produce a client report, you supply the client with a list of
> sources you have consulted, right? Therefore, the client report you submit
> for Requirement 5 will contain a list of sources used, whether they
> generated positive or negative results.
>
>
>
> When you write a case study to resolve a difficult problem, you would not
> typically attach a list of sources. Rather, you would *document *your work
> in accordance with current standards. That means, in presenting your case
> for submission as Requirement 6, you would cite one or more specific sources
> for every “statement of fact” that is not public knowledge.
>
>
>
> When you write a narrative genealogy or narrative lineage, again the
> convention isn’t to attach a list of sources. The convention is to *document
> *assertions or proof arguments in keeping with current standards—i.e.,
> every “statement of fact” that isn’t public knowledge has to be accompanied
> by an appropriate identification of source. Therefore, your Requirement 7
> will be very carefully documented, but there is no need to attach a generic
> list of sources.
>
>
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Elizabeth
>
>
>
> Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
>
> (BCG ex-prez and ex-trustee, who’s still allowed to serve on the Outreach
> Committee J)
>
>
>
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