Professional Genealogy Ethical Standards

Melick Genealogists understands your need for privacy and therefore will not share your genealogical research information with anyone. We adhere to “The Genealogical Proof Standard” when we do our genealogical research which is defined as follows:

  1. We conduct a reasonably exhaustive search for all information that is or may be pertinent to the identity, relationship, event, or situation in question.

  2. We collect and include in our compilation a complete, accurate citation to the source or sources of each item of information we use.

  3. We analyze and correlate the collected information to assess its quality as evidence.

  4. We resolve any conflicts caused by items of evidence that contradict each other or are contrary to a proposed (hypothetical) solution to the question.

  5. We arrive at a soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion.