A Matter of Standards: DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard
March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter: Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist
As a type of genealogical evidence, DNA is both unique and very mainstream. Despite its differences, we also need to apply tried and true genealogical criteria to the use of DNA test results in genealogy in order to meet the Genealogical Proof Standard. This begins with reasonably exhaustive research and incorporates good citation practices, thorough analysis and correlation of data, and resolution of conflicts, all of which are essential if we are to reach a sound conclusion.