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The purpose of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to show what a minimum genealogists must do for their work to be credible.
There are five elements to the Genealogical Proof Standard:
- A reasonably exhaustive search has been conducted.
- Each statement of fact has a complete and accurate source citation.
- The evidence is reliable, and has been skillfully correlated and interpreted.
- Any contradictory evidence has been resolved.
- The conclusion has been soundly reasoned.
Any proof statement is subject to re-evaluation when new evidence arises.