Separating fact from error

Jan 28, 2016 1142

by Dan Niemiec

Will Rogers, the great humorist of nearly a century ago, used to say "All I know is what I read in the papers." This was his way of saying that he learned the truth from the newspapers, which was ironic even then. Just about every form of news, if properly scrutinized, has the potential for opinions that are stated as facts, misinformation, and plain old errors.

So are our genealogy sources! All we know is what we read in our genealogy sources, and we have to learn which sources we can trust and which we cannot. Since we cannot go back in time to verify in person what happened, we have to use what these sources give us.

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Fonte: Fra Noi

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