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- The lack of a way to adequately prevent the loss of genealogical research through the death or incapacity of individual genealogists
- The vast duplication of effort caused by individual genealogists doing the same research concerning the same ancestors
- The inability of genealogists to collaborate due to a lack of understanding and trust
- The fragmentation of storage methods for preserving genealogical research
- The inability of the various database programs to adequately represent the complexity of the information needed to be preserved
- The ongoing destruction of genealogically valuable records
OK, if you have read this far and think that I am going to propose solutions to each of these great challenges, you are only partially mistaken. I do have strong opinions about each of the outlined challenges, but I am realistic enough to realize that all the writing and teaching I have left in my life probably will have little effect on any one of them. Just one example, I have been eminently unsuccessful in convincing any of the researchers I have met who think they own their genealogy to share it with their relatives so that their life's work will not be lost. But during the next few days and weeks, I am going to direct a complete blog post to each of these challenges.