Written Reports of Analysis


Why a written report?

What is the Genealogical Proof Standard?

A professionally written report will enable you and your family to understand the results of the research and why you have reached the conclusion you have. In years to come, your ancestors will appreciate that you have taken the time to document your findings. Reports that show the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) have been met, should stand any doubter's scrutiny.

Often, adoptees who find their birth family are met with denial. While nothing can make someone accept you, an analytic report written by a professional genealogist can help adoptees by presenting results in a readable and efficient way. Together with a personal letter from you, a relationship may be possible. 

Even if you have done your own research for your family tree and/or analysis of your DNA, DNA Huntress can take your research, evaluate it for accuracy, and write a report that meets the GPS .

The GPS is a set of criteria recognized by professional genealogists to determine if results are valid. 

1. A reasonably exhaustive research;

2. Complete, accurate citations to the source or sources of each information item;

3. Tests—through processes of analysis and correlation—of all sources, information items, and evidence;

4. Resolution of conflicts among evidence items;

5. A soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion.

Why a written report?

A professionally written report will enable you and your family to understand the results of the research and why you have reached the conclusion you have. In years to come, your ancestors will appreciate that you have taken the time to document your findings. Reports that show the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) have been met, should stand any doubter's scrutiny.

Often, adoptees who find their birth family are met with denial. While nothing can make someone accept you, an analytic report written by a professional genealogist can help adoptees by presenting results in a readable and efficient way. Together with a personal letter from you, a relationship may be possible. 

Even if you have done your own research for your family tree and/or analysis of your DNA, DNA Huntress can take your research, evaluate it for accuracy, and write a report that meets the GPS .

What is the Genealogical Proof Standard?

The GPS is a set of criteria recognized by professional genealogists to determine if results are valid. 

1. A reasonably exhaustive research;

2. Complete, accurate citations to the source or sources of each information item;

3. Tests—through processes of analysis and correlation—of all sources, information items, and evidence;

4. Resolution of conflicts among evidence items;

5. A soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion.

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