Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

1/11/2007

Why Bother? The Value of Documentation in Family History Research

New family historians often ask: What’s all this hubbub about documentation? Why does it matter, and what difference does it make where I got my information? After all, I am just doing this as a hobby, or to sort out the branches on the family tree for the upcoming reunion. Often there is the feeling that “I’m not going to publish my findings or write a book” and no one is going to see this research but me. Anyway, I’m just doing this for fun and the fun is in the searching, not in writing down, in minute detail, where the information came from, so “cut me some slack and lay off the preaching about citing sources.” for more click here

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