19 July 2011
Tamura Jones has written a thought provoking piece exhorting and reminding ge
nealogists about the importance of documentation as a means to separate ge nealogy from mythology!
nealogy without documentation is mythology”
A popular aphorism of traditional ge
nealogists is that "ge nealogy without documentation is mythology". It is sometimes expressed slightly differently, as "ge nealogy without sources is mythology".
This aphorism instructs the traditional ge
nealogists to cite their sources. It sounds disparaging, because it is meant to sound disparaging. Mythology simply isn't good enough...
Read the full piece.
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