Sustainable Genealogy

Sustainable Genealogy

Separating Fact From Fiction in Family Legends

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"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.
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780806319827
Branch Call Number: 929.1072 H637S 2013
Characteristics: xv, 110 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Jones, Henry Z. 1940-


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JCLJoyceM Apr 27, 2016

Richard Hite offers many examples of research gone wrong when a matching surname gets pulled into a family tree. Often only parts of family legend are true, and Hite offers methods to examine “written oral history” to find the facts that prove or disprove a story. This book is more suited to advanced researchers. The details may overwhelm beginning researchers.

Jul 07, 2014

tried to read this but got into just a few pages. hard to get into.


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