04 May 2012

Hints Are NOT Facts

Fact = Truth
Hint = Clue

On Ancestry.com the shaky leaves are hints
but most of the problems that are featured on this blog
are the result of people
unquestioningly accepting that shaking leaf as fact.

"God grant me the serenity to accept only the hints I can prove,
ignore the tempting hints I can't,
and the wisdom to know the difference."
- Liz Rochefort

I think these two videos should be required watching for every Ancestry.com subscriber.
EVERY subscriber.

UPDATE: Thanks to reader Marilyn for pointing out that the hints are facts. They just might not be facts about YOUR ancestor.








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2 comments:

  1. Christa Cowan always does such a great job on her videos. I wish every Ancestry user would watch that second video!! "Hints are NOT Facts" -- well, really, they ARE facts, but not necessarily facts about YOUR ancestors!

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    1. "...well, really, they ARE facts, but not necessarily facts about YOUR ancestors!"

      Good point Marilyn! That made me smile :-) Hadn't thought of it that way before.

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