Visiting the Past

Memory is tricky. Modern research suggests that each time we dredge up a memory we re-write it, even if just slightly. Genealogists don’t always allow for that when we work with our own or other people’s memories. Some people even resist the idea. I’ve had people stoutly defend stories that seem implausible or even impossible … Read more

Genome Mate

This seems promising, but it’s a lot of work. I keep wondering what benefit I think I’m getting, exactly.  “When tracing your family tree, whether through traditional genealogy or by making use of DNA testing, ongoing success will rely on a few simple factors: patience, luck, and good organizational skills.  You may not be able … Read more