Thursday, April 28, 2011

"What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'?" with Michael Hait

What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'?
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM EDT

Registration Cost: $7.99

The first step of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to "complete a reasonably exhaustive search for all relevant records" related to your research objective. This presentation discusses what a "reasonably exhaustive search" constitutes, why this is necessary, and how to conduct a search. A case study explores how failing to identify all relevant records can lead to missing information and forming inaccurate conclusions about your ancestors' lives.

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Michael Hait is currently serving as Vice-President of the National Capital Area chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Washington, D. C. He is the instructor of the "African-American Ancestors" course for the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, a regular contributor to genealogical magazines and journals, and the author of several books.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer
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