Friday, October 1, 2010

Coming Crisis in Genealogical Research

Curt Witcher, the manager of The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana recently addressed BYU's Conference on Family History and Genealogy and raised some flags about a genealogical crises he sees on the horizon.

His remarks cause all of us to take notice because even at a personal level we can contribute to the problem/solution. For instance he asks how well we organize and save our Email (since people are writing Email in place of paper letters now). I don't know about you, but that got my attention.

He goes on to mention other examples of what he calls the coming genealogical dark ages.

His talk is summarized in the Mormon Times which can be found at

Curt was the principal speaker at the Florida Genealogy Society Seminar in Tampa on 18 September.

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