South Bay Cities Genealogical Society

Promoting Genealogical Education and Research in Southern California's South Bay

What is Proof?

Proof in the genealogical sense, is nothing more than reliable evidence, preferably from multiple sources, about whatever you are trying to prove. This can be for an event: a birth, a christening, a marriage, a death. It can be for a name. It can be for a location. Proof can be a little subjective, but the quality of the evidence is your only way to know that your information is correct.

Knowing what is reliable can be a little tricky, but keep the following points in mind. This is by no means a comprehensive discussion of genealogical proof, but it should help you to get started.

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