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

vctinney at sbcglobal.net vctinney at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 22 22:11:58 MST 2011

 Amy, from one Ohio "Buckeye" to another, I note:

The statement of "record credibility,"was used in my email
setting, re: "This site supersedes and displaces reliance
on more locally funded sites, and has a higher status of
record credibility for researchers."  The Family Genealogy
& History  Internet Education Directory (1), has a wide range
of high quality sources that minimizes the possibility of having
undiscovered evidence; (2), promotes in a top down hierarchy
of related web search connections, key primary peer review by
originating authorities, and (3) expands the scope of resources
which are immediately available to the professional researcher,
reducing actual costs for physical access and related expenses.
http://academic-genealogy.com/ (UPDATED)

The first element of  "The Genealogical Proof Standard"
is a reasonably exhaustive search, which assumes
examination of a wide range of high quality sources
and minimizes the probability that undiscovered evidence
will overturn a too-hasty conclusion.

In evaluating web resources, the first of the six major
categoriesof criteria, is Authority (of a site or a page).

Financial and other considerations also prompt
clients to narrow the scope of resources within
which the genealogist                         is authorized to work.

In other words, as stated on the front page, re: research sites:
This website is educationally constructed to reflect
the process used when actually doing practical
genealogy and family history research.  It is the
generational  historian's approach to the study of
the history of families worldwide, establishing
comprehensive  evidence based family studies
within and  aboutthe  lines of descent from the
researched ancestry.  Resources are systematically
composed  into key information pedigree  charts,
each branching down from major topical data
format headings, into descending sub table
knowledge nodes, especially identified for
specific sub subjects and  sub groups, all
related back to ascending ladders of
hierarchical linked record  references.

V. Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr.

From: Amy Crow <amy at amyjohnsoncrow.com>
To: vctinney at sbcglobal.net
Cc: apgpubliclist at apgen.org
Sent: Sat, January 22, 2011 8:41:56 AM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] State - National Budgets: Professional 
Researchers - Record Credibility

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,
>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.
>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
>Adjusted for the world wide purposes of those interested in family,
>family history and genealogy, in abbreviated notation, is the format of:
>using in particular, the world wide scholarly resources located at:
>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.
>Genealogy and family history are no longer the static Library of Congress
>sub sets of history; they are university, graduate level interdisciplinary 
>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 
>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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