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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Fifth Rule of Genealogy - a short video

Rule Number Five is “You cannot get blood out of a turnip.”

Granted, this Rule is an old saying usually applied to collecting debts. But I find it is very much applicable to genealogy. 

I would apply this Rule to all those genealogists who think that they are related to royalty or famous people simply by listing them in their pedigree. Really, I talk to people all the time who are so proud of their royal heritage when they have done nothing at all to document or prove an actual connection. Emperor’s New Clothes

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