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From: "Bob Bass" <>
Subject: Re: TMG-L: UK word Evidence
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 12:54:43 -0500


I agree, I had lumped all phases of genealogy/family history into a
stereotype and placed it under the heading of Genealogy. I suppose I should
have termed it Family History, with Genealogy exhibiting a more limited
scope. Your point is well taken.

bob
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Date: Saturday, January 22, 2000 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: TMG-L: UK word Evidence


>In a message dated 01/22/2000 7:57:50 AM Central Standard Time,
> writes:
>
>> You have brought ups something that I feel is hurting modern genealogy.
We
>> have become too academic! I say this from the viewpoint of a college
>> professor. I heard recently that genealogy is the second largest hobby.
I
>> suspect the average modern genealogist are non-academic, at least in the
>> language and history fields.
>
>Allow me one small disagreement. Genealogy in itself is not the second most
>popular hobby - Family History is. There is a subtle but very distinct
>difference.
>
>Genealogists are not interested in the story of a person's life but rather
>in the tracing and documenting of a particular bloodline ( thus negating
the
>need to trace adoptive children, where someone attended school, what
>illnesses they had, etc).
>
>Family Historians are interested in getting all info possible on a
particular
>person.
>
>This is not to say that one is better than the other - just that there are
>two different goals. Until this is recognized and tools developed for each,
>along with standards for each, there will be confusion and mayhem as each
>goal is trying to be obtained.
>
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