RLP # 99: Writing a Story Family Background– Certification Prep Work

Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about the Kinship Determination Project (KDP), the narrative family history work sample portfolio element submitted to the Board for Certification of Genealogists. The KDP element shows your ability to prove parent-child links as well as tell the story of a family in their unique place and time. There are three formats of narrative family histories – narrative genealogy, narrative lineage, and narrative pedigree. We discuss these terms and the numbering systems that go with them. We also discuss proof statements, summaries, and arguments, and what these look like.


Kinship Determination: From Generation to Generation – Judy Russell’s free webinar at Legacy Family Tree Webinars, including a free syllabus

BCG Application Guide – at BCG’s website

The Scraps of a Well-behaved Woman’s Life: Florence Creer Kelsey Part I – Diana’s blog post about her grandmother’s public service and contributions

ProGen Study Groups – Encouraging Professional & Aspiring Genealogists

RLP 86: Mining Records for Research Opportunities – Certification Preparation

Certification Discussion Group – Sign up for next group

Research Like a Pro eCourse

Study Group – more information and email list

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com

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