Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tech Tuesday: Genealogy sites...

  Not to name a specific site but as anyone noticed a proliferation of questionable genealogy sites lately? I just did a quick search on Connecticut "how to" sites. The results - a lot of not-so great sites. Many Connecticut how-to sites contain basically okay information but have spelling errors or miss huge details.
   What's my test for a good genealogy site? If it lists historical societies, does it include Middlefield's? Middlefield has a small and largely inaccessible historical society - but the resources are fantastic. If it's mentioned, the person has done their research. Are library names actually right? Madison's library name is not Madison Public Library. Check and make sure someone has done their homework. Otherwise, they're just trying to sell ad space.
   The laziness is frustrating.

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