Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/12/2006

Even distant uncles count to researcher

Eric M. “Rick” Bender of Albuquerque, N.M., has deep Pennsylvania roots and enjoys even deeper discussions about what you might call the “philosophy of genealogy.”
Recently he posed the question “Do uncles count?” as a way of spurring discussion about the relevance of researching collateral lines — that is, not just delving into records about your “direct” line (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.) but also finding out about uncles, aunts and cousins. for more click here

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