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13 April 2012

It's About Relationships More Than Dating

Genealogical research many times is more about establishing a relationship between two people than it is determining a date precisely. Connecting a parent to a child is usually more important than proving someone was born on the 15th or the 16th of January of 1823. Knowing a date of birth to the month is usually sufficient. It's connecting a husband to a wife or a mother to a daughter that is usually key and where we don't have wiggle room like we do with dates. 

In genealogy, it's often about the relationship more than it is the date.

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