My Purpose

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My purpose is to provide stimulating ideas for genealogy teachers, lecturers and program planners to encourage and provoke them in improving what they do, and how they do it. I am always open to your comments and encourage you to become not just a regular reader, but an involved reader. Speak up often. There is room for comment both supportive,and contradictory. There is always another way to look at things, even when I see things differently. We need your questions and input. Write on!

One response to “My Purpose

  1. Cynthia Leigh

    Hello!

    I am a grad student doing an online genealogy research degree from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, and my thesis is on the practice of citing sources in the amateur genealogist population. There has been much concern among professionals about the integrity of family histories floating around the internet and the amount of misinformation being shared due to lack of proper documentation of sources.

    Your opinion/s on this subject would add tremendously to my research. A few short questions:

    1. Obviously, education is the key. Do you think professionals are doing enough to help educate the general population about the importance of citing sources?

    2. Do you think one solution would be to lobby the largest subscription services, such as Ancestry.com, to provide more up-front and visible prompts to add ANY kind of information as to where the information as obtained – in their public family trees?

    Other thoughts or comments?

    Thank you,

    Cynthia Leigh

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