Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bill Dollarhide's 45 Laws of Genealogy

I ran across the article titled "Bill Dollarhide's Laws of Genealogy" the other day, and wanted to post a link to it for everybody to enjoy. The latest version is at

I think my favorites are these:

"14. Always interview brothers and sisters together in the same room. Since they can't agree on anything about the family tree, it makes for great fun to see who throws the first punch."

"27. Research in one county that leads you to information in another county will only be revealed on the last day of your vacation. "

"39. Genealogy is the examination of the maximum amount of data in the maximum amount of time for a minimum result. "

Read them all - they all have a purpose and are words of wisdom from an expert genealogist.