Helpful Resources


Board for Certification of Genealogists. Genealogy Standards. 50th Anniversary Edition. (Nashville,TN:, 2014).

Board for Certification of Genealogists, “Genealogist’s Code of Ethics” ( : accessed 27 September 2018).

Croom, Emily Anne. Unpuzzling Your Past: The Best Selling Basic Guide to Genealogy. 4th edition. (Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 2001).


Eichholz, Alice, ed., Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004).

 Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, “Citing Your Sources,” OnBoard 1 (September 1995): 24; “Skillbuilding: Citing Your Sources," Board For Certification of Genealogists Learning Center ( : accessed 27 September 2018).

The Genetic Genealogy Standards Committee, “Genetic Genealogy Standards” ( : accessed 27 September 2018).

Greenwood, Val D., The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 4th ed. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2017).


Jones, Thomas W., Mastering Genealogical Documentation (Arlington: National Genealogical Society, 2017). 


Jones, Thomas W., Mastering Genealogical Proof (Arlington: National Genealogical Society, 2013). 


MDPLS Florida Room / Genealogy - 305 375 5023 or 305 375 5580


Mills, Elizabeth Shown, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2012).


Ryskamp, George R., Finding Your Hispanic Roots (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009). 


Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, eds., The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006). 


Research in the States series by National Genealogical Society


Organizing your research - National Institute for Genealogical Studies