Template:Genealogical Maturity Conclusions Table
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|1.||Entry||Accepts without thought or hesitation the first existing conclusion found.|| |
|2.||Emerging||Makes conclusions based upon minimal research and minimal reasoning, based upon a single piece of poorly documented, direct evidence.|| |
|3.||Practicing|| Makes conclusions based upon several sources found after moderate research, with reasoning and documented direct evidence, sometimes resolving contrary evidence.|
|4.||Proficient||Forms conclusions “based on well-reasoned and thoroughly documented evidence gleaned from sound research.”|| |
|5.||Stellar||Additionally, publishes clear and convincing conclusions. Teaches and inspires others.|| |
- Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 2nd ed. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009), 820.