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Louisiana Genealogy Blogs - Help create links to other genealogy blogs in Louisiana! If you have a Louisiana genealogy blog, please send me a link. You can find links to other genealogy blogs from a variety of sources below this blog. There are links to news stories about genealogy in Louisiana (when that Google thing works - tx Google!) and genealogy tags from Word Press, Louisiana posts from Cousin Connect, and posts from the genealogy community at Live Journal. You may also find other networking websites linking here interested in genealogy and a whole slew of other genealogy blogs. Most of the Louisiana Parishes RootsWeb mailing lists are found linked to the left. I have found these to be the most helpful. Maybe, you will, too.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Feel free to post to the forum or the Louisiana Surname - Louisiana Researchers list and if you're feeling rather adventurous, you can join the Yahoo!Group, too. I try to update the surname list on a monthly basis. You can read the entire four and one half pages of the Louisiana Surnames Louisiana Researchers list here. And if that is giving you trouble (it does sometimes), go here.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Searching for Boudreaux's family...

The Genealogue has quite a sense of humor. Geneabloggers has several interesting comments, too, concerning a post from GenMates.com, "5 Bad genealogy sources".

American humor cannot be confused with British humor or Irish humor, for that matter, much less Cajun humor. Poor Boudreaux!

Well, my sides have nearly stopped hurting now so I suppose I can elaborate on GenMates post and The Genealogue concerning bad genealogy sources ... blogs allegedly being one of them.

The Genealogue said, "Books are a good source of unreliable information simply because anyone who can type, print, and use a stapler can make a book. " While this is true, not all authors are created equal. Not all book titles are admitted to a discerning library's genealogy collection, either. In fact, it can be said that it is a matter of personal opinion and general consensus as to whether an author is credible. I have been witness to a few arguments among librarians on whether or not a book title should be admitted to the genealogy collection. All of this happened simply because someone (one person) believed that the author had written a small amount of inaccurate information. So essentially, The Genealogue is correct. Or if you prefer, The Genealogue is incorrect.

If electronic sources can be cited, then blogs can be cited, too. I do not believe that family genealogy blogs are a bad source of information, provided that the information provided is properly cited and sourced.

LSU has a bit more information (for students and teachers) on evaluating primary sources. Electronic information is included ... oral histories and stories.

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