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Re: Confronting Mythology in Genealogy
Posted by: Dorothy Drake (ID *****2062) Date: May 14, 2010 at 08:10:37
In Reply to: Re: Confronting Mythology in Genealogy by Angelia newman of 2663

I'd also like to chime in to support Renee and others on this stand. I hasten to confess that I do and have made errors and am glad to be corrected with evidence.

Some while ago I was taken to task on one of these forums and called insulting for correcting a person who gave a wrong name for the founder of my paternal line. That person had taken the name from an extraction document. I pointed out that my information came from the original baptism record on microfilm from the Church in France. Apparently, that was rude.

Signs of the times. It's not simply that in this age of PC and awards for everyone who manages to get out of bed in the morning, but we have gradually lost our tradition of rigorous thinking. Even teachers in the public schools used to teach logical thinking, but that seems to be slipping away along with a knowledge of history, civics and English literature.

So, can we be surprised if most people take the attitude toward our insistence on accuracy, that it doesn't really matter?

Suffice to say, I do appreciate the support of like minded researchers I find here. Dorothy.


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