Are you like many of the people out there who tune in to NBC's- Who Do You Think You Are? every Friday night? Tune out the world and dive into the genealogy of the rich & famous?
Don't get me wrong I think its a great show, and I've actually remembered to tune in. But there are a few issues. The biggest one that I have is that they make it look so simple, and that commercial about logging onto Ancestry.com and finding their whole family tree makes me really NERVOUS!
I think the issue is that they don't mention the hours & hours it can take to do all that research, nor do they urge you to document all those goodies you find on the website! Personally I think the show should add a disclaimer, but I doubt that's ever gonna happen!
Personally my descendants are important enough to me to make sure that each & every piece of information I find, whether its on the website featured on the show or anywhere on the web, is fully & totally documented with sources OFF the web. You know - real research. I know without a shadow of a doubt that what I have has been proven & fully documented.
How about you? Are you really who you think you are? Is your work proven & documented or are you using the stuff off the line & assuming its correct?