Italian Practicum & Ancestry Research – Part One

Genealogical standards are not something taught very often in Italian genealogy and ancestry research. It is a bit curious as to why that is the case since using such standards will help both the amateur or professional genealogist be more successful in their research. Using standards also increases your likelihood of solving tough genealogical problems.

Here are a few key topics to think about when it comes to using genealogical standards:

  • Understanding the Genealogical Proof Standard that covers such things as how much research has been conducted, what kind of analyses was completed, and other key points.
  • Genealogical Sources includes looking into all relevant sources and subject to an appraisal of several characteristics.
    Genealogical Evidence is a necessary factor to evaluate the weight of each piece of research and conduct an analysis.
  • Genealogical Information includes eyewitness accounts, hearsay, and data without a physical source.


Over the next few months, I will be sharing more in depth experiences and research techniques. It will include a case study of one research project I conducted. If you would like to learn more about the research process and how to apply it to your Italian ancestry, please contact me for a free consultation. I also offer online learning on the topic as well as a book on the subject titled, The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy.

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