3 Genealogy Blunders to Avoid


Genealogy depends on accuracy to maintain its integrity. If your research has mistakes in it, you aren't getting the real story of your family history. As a genealogist, the genuine story should be the most important objective of your research. There is also the possibility that other genealogists, present or future, may use your research to guide their own. If there are mistakes in your research, it can get perpetuated across the world of genealogy until everyone who is researching your family believes it’s true, even when it’s not. That is why it is so important to ensure accuracy in all the genealogy research you do.
While the nature of genealogy means that some things may always be reported inaccurately, due to people in the past giving false information that can't be disproven with currently available records, you can do your best to make sure your research is as accurate as it can possibly be using the highest quality research methods and sources. To that end, here are three genealogy blunders you want to avoid...