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Genealogy Myths: Real, Fool's Gold, or Both?

Family stories are a wonderful thing.  They often give you insights into the lives of your ancestors.  However, beware!  not all family stories are true.  Many such stories are fictional.  Yet, even the stories that are either entirely or part fiction may contain clues to facts.  Good genealogical practice requires that we admit fiction.  But the next step the genealogist takes separates art from science.  Before we discard these stories altogether, we need to mine them for nuggets of truth.  Let's take a look at a few of the more common "family legends" to see which ones you can..... read more.

 

 

 

Why Genealogy is Bunk! 

Smithsonian Magazine Cover reads "Why Genealogy is Bunk!

 

 

 

 

 


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Census of 1841 Hits Web

Mirror.co.uk

THE 1841 census for England and Wales has been published online.

Documenting the population on June 6, it records Queen Victoria in Buckingham Palace and Charles Dickens in Devonshire Terrace, London.

It was the only census available to the public that had not been put on the web. Now, records from 1841 to 1901 taking in about 165 million names are available online.....
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