A genealogy course, Genealogy Proof Standards, will be offered at the Ames Public Library this March. The instructors for the course are Linda Greethurst and Alice Hoyt Veen, CG. The Story County Genealogical Society, Ames Public Library and the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation are pleased to co-sponsor this course, which is free and open to the public. The number of seats is limited, so registration is required.


The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) is the application of fundamentally sound research standards to the research process. This disciplined approach involves basic steps. Completion of these steps helps to arrive at reliable, well-reasoned conclusions to research questions.


The GPS Course includes four cumulative sessions and will be 12:30-4:30 p.m. on March 10, 24, April 7 and 21. Each date includes two class sessions with breaks, hands-on activities, and practical examples. Participants apply what they learn to a project selected from their personal research.


Understand the “reasonably exhaustive search.” Gain critical thinking skills in analyzing sources, information and evidence. Identify and resolve conflicting evidence through comparison and correlation techniques. Learn to concisely, credibly share your conclusions with others.


Register on the Ames Public Library site: http://bit.ly/GPSmarch2018. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire four-session course.