Certification


The Debate About Certification, etc.: The Courtroom Argument Concludes

Second of a multi-part series The story so far: a probate case is being tried to the court.  The plaintiff, Mr. Cousins, is represented by the firm of Gried Avarice Mammon & Lust LLP. His attorney, Patricia Lust, must show client’s relationship to the decedent in order to prevail in the case.  She has called as a witness one Jeanne …Continue reading →

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The Discussion About Standards, Certification, Maturity, etc.

The  first post on this series attracted a lot of notice.  The series will continue after Christmas, as the judge prepares to decide whether to accept Jeanne Runner as an “expert” witness concerning genealogy.  We’ll discuss the implications of the judge’s decision for those of us in the field of genealogy.

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The Discussion about Standards, Certification, Maturity, etc.: Useful or Divisive? Elitist Envy or Intellectual Inevitability?

Part I of Several Parts When  I say in in my profile on this page, that I “literally have a checkered past,”  that refers to both my ancestral background (as it would to most people) and to the fact that for complicated reasons, I have been in several different professions in my working lifetime.  I have been, among other things, …Continue reading →

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