Genealogy Research Map – Dutch Version 2

Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | by Mark Tucker

The Dutch translation of the Genealogy Research Process map has been updated with some minor changes to make it a better translation.  I was contacted months ago by Bob Coret (who helped with the first translation) with some corrections.  Because of limited time and many commitments, I was not able to update the map until now.


download PDF (Dutch – version 2) – 1.10 MB

The Genealogisch Onderzoeksproces (Genealogy Research Process) is important to researchers in the Dutch genealogy community and the Standaard voor Genealogisch Bewijs (Genealogical Proof Standard) is being promoted outside the United States.  Maybe the Board for Certification of Genealogists should consider working with genealogists in other countries to translate The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual into other languages.

One evangelist of good genealogy research practices in the Netherlands is Rob van Drie, the head of research services & deputy directory at the Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie in The Hague, the Netherlands, a state supported documentation center for genealogy.  Rob describes the purpose of the Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie and some sources of inspiration for their efforts:

As Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie we are from 1945 onward the central depot for results of genealogical research. Before the digital era those results were given to us either in print or in handwriting. To be able to continue our position in this field we are working on a webservice StamboomNederland. It is our ambition to give to the Dutch public a digital depot where they can store the results of their research for the future. We do this on a non commercial basis. Genealogists must be able to upload results (in Gedcom or XML) or to add information ´manually´ by typing it in the screens of the webservice. Your `10 Things´ has next to the GenTech Genealogical Data Model and the publications on source citation by Elizabeth Shown Mills, has been very inspiring to us.


Rob has already included the Genealogy Research map in a presentation now hosted on SlideShare and with this updated map hopes to get the word out to a wider audience in various educational publications.  It it my understanding that Rob has taught good research practices in educational lecturing and writing since 1998.  Of the Genealogy Research map, he has stated:

Your more detailed map is a nice tool to make the researcher aware of where he stands in the research process and what he has to do to come to a sound conclusion.

I want to make sure that proper credit goes to the BCG and Elizabeth Shown Mills for all their work (and continuing efforts) to advance genealogy research excellence.  All I did was try to incorporate their teachings into a visualization that I could use as a reference.

Best wishes to Bob, Rob, and many others in the Netherlands as they teach sound genealogy research practices.


  1. Mark, hi, long time reader here, but a question totally off topic – what software is this screen shot taken? I am not finding the article to which this image belongs. And I’m not familiar with this software UI. Could you share?

    Comment by ML — 5 Feb 2010 @ 3:50 pm

  2. That screen shot is from a Microsoft demo application showcasing its technology. It was called Family.Show. You can read my blog post about it at:

    Take care,


    Comment by Mark Tucker — 6 Feb 2010 @ 3:40 pm

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  4. this model of family tree ,I have been trying to find for a long time .
    Is this a downloadable program . I have never seen this in a store .or order through
    Microsoft .Some one used a reunion program which is a very good program ,however that is only a mac program not adaptable to a P C And besides that it is not available anymore . please reply with a website where this program is available .
    Olaf Marcus

    Comment by olaf marcus — 12 Feb 2010 @ 11:31 pm

  5. You can download the Family.Show application from this site:

    It features some great ideas in User Experience (UX) design, but is not a full-fledged application.

    Comment by Mark Tucker — 13 Feb 2010 @ 10:51 pm

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