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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Historians ought to be . . .



Historians ought to be precise, faithful, and unprejudiced; and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should make them swerve from the way of truth, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depository of great actions, the witness of what is past, the example and instruction to the present, and monitor to the future. - Cervantes.



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ink froze.


Thoreau's Journal
23-Jan-1857


The coldest day that I remember recording, clear and bright, but very high wind, blowing the snow. Ink froze. 



Friday, January 22, 2016

Restoring Ethics to Genealogy





To be a Responsible Genealogist is to be honorable, fair, and truthful,  

to show respect for your ancestors by presenting a true and complete picture of their existence,  

to be fair to your fellow genealogists by acknowledging their contributions to your research,  

and to be relentless in your pursuit of factual data and in the search for the truth.  

Barbara A. Brown