Genealogy Truths

GENEALOGY TRUTHS by Charles Robertson, He was a 3rd great grandson of David Crockett through his daughter Margaret Finely Crockett Flowers. Charles was a member of the Direct Descendants of David Crockett since 1996. He served as President, Secretary, Historian and the Board of Directors where he served as Chairman for a term.  Below was taken from an article Charles wrote in a past newsletter and for those who knew Charles, you will chuckle.

The Book you need is never indexed, or if indexed, doesn’t include people.

All real Library discoveries are made five minutes to closing time, when the copier is broken.

The person setting next to you at the Research Center is finding ancestors every five minutes and telling you about it.

Your cemeteries have no caretakers or records archived.  Your micro film reader is the one that squeaks, has to be turned backwards, and doesn’t quite focus.

Your sister neglects to mention that the data she gave you, which you have researched and sent to other people, was just a guess with no foundation and she guessed because she “didn’t like to leave that line blank.”

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