Thu, 21 January 2010
The Guys have been traveling the last two weeks, but here's a new episode for everyone!
This week's news includes:
George and Drew discuss their trip earlier this month to Salt Lake City and the research work they did on-site in the Family History Library. They each discuss the types of records they researched on microfilm, including probate indexes, probate files, grantor and grantee indexes to deed books, and other materials. George describes the process for having requested microfilm from the Granite Mountain vault.
Drew recounts a recent discussion on the ROOTS-L mailing list. He discusses "name chasers" who collect and add names to their databases without performing research to check sources. They also eschew entering any source citations for their collections. Some have even attacked Drew's position on the importance of source citations, stating that citing sources takes the fun out of genealogy. The Guys talk about how important and integral source citations are in everyone's research.