Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Does Oldest Know Best?
In our January 18th Genealogy Blog post, How Did This All Start?, and our February 1st Genealogy Blog post, The Names Begin to Come to Life, we told you how we interviewed our relatives and collected genealogical information from them. Some of this information was incomplete or in conflict. When we started our genealogical research, we were often able to prove one relative's memory more reliable than another. Having had more than one familial source of information was invaluable. Our older relatives gave us a good base of information, while some of our younger relatives gave us more detailed information. You can't judge a genealogical source by their age.