Code of Ethics

code (kōd) n. 2 any set of principles or rules of conduct¹

Every genealogist should read the following codes of ethics and put them into practice whether they are a professional or not, certified or not, or accredited or not.

Another great resource is the Genealogy Standards: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition by the BCG


¹Michael Agnes, editor, Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th ed. (Cleveland: IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 2001), 283.

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