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Another kind of family tree

09 Jun

The kind in which one feels they must include ‘famous’ people, even if facts have to be bent or stretched a bit to make it happen. Otherwise, what’s the point of a family tree if it’s not full of royalty and famous people, right?:)  Well, ok, if you really DO have family connections and have the documentation to support it in some way….that’s just fine. But making up pseudo facts to suit your purpose and build that ego does no one any favors, and very likely your ancestor from 1759 is unimpressed at such endeavors.

Here’s a website full of interesting observations, painstaking research, and thoughts  similar to mine, but expressed more eloquently than I can manage at this moment. Especially the last paragraph on the page.

http://humphrysfamilytree.com/meaning.html

Happy hunting.

B.L. Stroud

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