At the Institute’s International Symposium held in Jerusalem in September 2006, it was suggested that standards for Jewish Genealogy should be recommended in three areas:
- Standards for data entry;
- Standards for citing evidence and sources;
- Ethical standards.
1. Data Entry
The renowned Jewish genealogist, Gary Mokotoff embarked upon this project early in 2007 and in summer 2008 produced a Proposed Standard for Names, Dates and Places in a Genealogical Database.
On consideration, it was decided not to proceed with this project, given the existence of authoritative works on the subject, such as Elizabeth Shown Mills’ Evidence! : Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997) and several others.
More details of Gary Mokotoff’s proposals can be found under Data Entry on the Sub-Menu of this item (STANDARDS).
More details on the Working Group for Ethical Standards can be found under Ethics on the Sub-Menu of this item (STANDARDS).