19 July 2011

Genealogy without Documentation is Mythology

Tamura Jones has written a thought provoking piece exhorting and reminding genealogists about the importance of documentation as a means to separate genealogy from mythology!


“genealogy without documentation is mythology”

A popular aphorism of traditional genealogists is that "genealogy without documentation is mythology". It is sometimes expressed slightly differently, as "genealogy without sources is mythology".

This aphorism instructs the traditional genealogists to cite their sources. It sounds disparaging, because it is meant to sound disparaging. Mythology simply isn't good enough...

Read the full piece.

Editor’s Note: This page will NOT open via Internet Explore (it uses .xhtml).  I was able to access it via Firefox and suspect that other browsers are also an option.

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