Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact from Fiction in Family Legends
"There are a lot of textbooks that describe how to find your ancestors; this new one by Richard Hite clarifies how not to. In short, Sustainable Genealogy explains how to avoid the traps many family historians can fall into. Whether it's a proud family legend, a venerable publication or the claims of an Internet family tree, the unsubstantiated genealogical source is like a house of sticks before the Big Bad Wolf -- it won't stand up. As Mr. Hite demonstrates in this collection of case studies, many are the 'oral traditions that have fallen by the wayside under the lens of careful research in primary sources and more recently, DNA testing'" -- Back cover.
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Review: Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact from Fiction in Family LegendsUser Review - Diane - Goodreads
The prime lesson of this interesting, short book is, Question oral and "written" oral history by checking all you have heard in primary sources. This is often thought of as a tedious task to those of ... Read full review
Review: Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact from Fiction in Family LegendsUser Review - Donna - Goodreads
Excellent book for anyone interested in pursuing family history. Makes you aware of the pitfalls of family oral history. I have spent a lot of time debunking the stories about famous ancestors that ... Read full review