[APG Public List] State - National Budgets: Professional Researchers - Record Credibility

Amy Crow amy at amyjohnsoncrow.com
Sat Jan 22 09:41:56 MST 2011

Please define "record credibility," as it is being used in your email. This phrase means different things in different settings. 

Amy Johnson Crow, CG,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

On Jan 22, 2011, at 9:46 AM, vctinney at sbcglobal.net wrote:

> State - National Budgets: Professional Researchers - Record Credibility
> For what it is worth, many years ago, when on-site, physically
> evaluating the Melvyl System at the University of California,
> http://melvyl.cdlib.org/
> we noticed a trend toward globalization, with an adjustment of
> record keeping, primarily directed through teaching interests
> related to various university department faculty resources.
> We had the opportunity to visit privately and observe stack
> arrangements and reference procedures, at libraries like:
> The Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Allen
> County Public Library, UCLA, Clayton in Houston, and of
> course various online resources such as WorldCat.
> http://www.worldcat.org/
> We came to the conclusion that the best family history -
> genealogy format online, was a concise version of that
> developed by individuals at Stanford University, which
> is show by example in updated Instructions at Ancestor
> Roots Information, link: http://goo.gl/zCSwL
> You will note the SEVENTH LINK SUB SET contains Culture
> . . .
> - Stanford University: Online Italian Studies
> http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/frnit/resource.html#it-studies
> Adjusted for the world wide purposes of those interested in family,
> family history and genealogy, in abbreviated notation, is the format of:
> http://academic-genealogy.com/
> using in particular, the world wide scholarly resources located at:
> http://academic-genealogy.com/ancestorrootsinformationdatabases
> This information is being developed to conform to the best interests
> of the "generational historian"; re: Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL,
> FASG.  This site supersedes and displaces reliance on more locally
> funded sites, and has a higher status of record credibility for researchers.
> Our experience in link validation, reveals greater permanence in availability.
> http://academic-genealogy.com/searchthissite.htm
> Genealogy and family history are no longer the static Library of Congress
> sub sets of history; they are university, graduate level interdisciplinary studies.
> They have been expanded and redeveloped by related global interests, such
> as the travel industry, in government supported country reciprocity schedules.
> http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_4881.html?cid=3699#docs  (United Kingdom)
> Respectfully yours,
> V. Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr.
> Who's Who in America,
> Millennium Edition [54th] through 2004
> Who's Who In Genealogy and Heraldry, 
> [both editions]

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