A Lighthearted Look at Today’s Genealogy Searches
A hilarious Aussie spoof of Who Do You Think You Are? has become popular on YouTube. Created by The Checkout, an Australian television program, Who Do They Think They Are? pokes fun at the Who Do You Think You Are?television program, at Ancestry.com, the Mormon Church, DNA, and even a quick jab at trying to find genealogy information on Google. It also delivers a serious message about the proper methods of searching one’s family tree.
Genealogy always has been a process of gathering information wherever you may find it and then independently verifying each piece of information to make sure it is accurate and is about the person you think it is. Research and independent verification has been a requirement of genealogy research for more than 100 years and hasn’t changed with the introduction of the Internet.
You can view this humorous video at https://youtu.be/C61tKCkR8Nk.
The following article is from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright 2015 by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com.