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Genealogical Standards

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Family history research is only as good as its documented sources. The Livingston Family Association wants to adhere to best practices for documenting and publishing accurate references to original source documents that prove all asserted genealogical facts.

The National Genealogical Society has published some helpful standards for genealogical research[1], one of which is reproduced here with permission.

Standards For Sound Genealogical Research

Recommended by the National Genealogical Society

Remembering always that they are engaged in a quest for truth, family history researchers consistently—

© 1997, 2002 by National Genealogical Society. Permission is granted to copy or publish this material provided it is reproduced in its entirety, including this notice.


  1. Genealogical Standards and Guidelines. National Genealogical Society. 

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