How to identify a good genealogy association

If you have made a decision to look into your genealogy, the next step is identifying a good genealogy association that will offer you the right guidance as well as offer you the best service. Whereas there may be numerous associations out there, not all will offer you quality service.

In this article, we intend to share with you a few insights on how to identify a good genealogy association. 

They must be honest

In the area of genealogy, honesty is very critical because it’s directly linked the level of quality and accuracy of information that the association will avail to you. It’s in your best interests to work with an association that will be in a position to get you accurate and legitimate data on your genealogy and do so at a reasonable cost.

They must be evidence based

Genealogy is purely evidence based therefore the association you chose to work with should be able to provide you with clear documented evidence that is supported by accurate sources. Their data should pass the verification test with all the relevant government agencies.

They must have the requisite experience

The work of verifying genealogy requires a lot of investigative experience because it may involve going through a host of documents that will require verification as well as turning to various government as well as private agencies to double check certain facts. Without the requisite experience, an association may not be in a good position to carry out the task of genealogy.

It’s therefore advisable for you to do your due diligence because you can’t afford to use wrong genealogy data to make your decisions considering how critical this data may be in influencing your life decisions. Be sure to do your research, get reviews from their past clients, and find out their reputation before signing up to any genealogy association.

We wish you all the best as you embark on this journey of self-discovery. 

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