Family historian or genealogist?

Jasia ponders the differences between personal historian and genealogist. I’m glad she did. I’ve been a sometime participant in the carnival of genealogy, but sometimes have felt shades of sham (note: I said sham, not shame!) because I’m not doing research into who begat whom and when. Partly it’s because others in my family have done so. I am far more interested in the stories, the histories. So I’m a Family Historian. There. Glad we got that settled.

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Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on August 24, 2007 in • GenealogyPersonal History
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Amen!

Maybe I should have called it the Carnival of Family History…

Jasia  on 08/24  at  06:02 PM

Well, or the next time I do a carnival, I can do it on a Family History theme. smile I’m thinking it—the carnival—is pretty inclusive, all around.

Susan A. Kitchens  on 08/28  at  09:59 AM

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