THE BORING GENEALOGIST
versus
THE GOOD GENEALOGIST

Where do you find yourself on this page?

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The Boring Genealogist

Tells everyone that you meet that you are related to:

A Mayflower passenger

Charlemagne

A revolutionary war veteran

Some other important historical person

Talks endlessly about what research you have done and what material you have found and every name you have found.

As a student in a genealogy class you tell the class all the names of your ancestors and everything they did.

Disadvantages
You learn nothing.

You bore people to a point that they will not listen and avoid you in future.

You waste people's time.
The Good Genealogist

Asks where you can find something and how to do the research.

Does not talk about names.

Asks specific questions in a genealogy class.

Advantages
You acquire knowledge.

You accomplish the genealogy work required.

CONCLUSION:
The boring genealogist tells and the good genealogist asks.

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