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Sourcing Relationships

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Re: Sourcing Relationships

Posted: 24 Feb 2013 8:53PM GMT
Classification: Query

I do not understand why you would have thought my original posting (or any of the subsequent ones for that matter) was in anyway related to only biological relationships. No where that I recall has anyone indicated that they were doing what you term "pure GENEalogy". What I (and many others) are doing is FAMILY history.

There are many types of genealogy/family history studies being done. I particularly like this description that I've ran across in wikipedia.
1. genealogy (tracing a living person's pedigree back in time from the present, or a historic person's descendancy to the present, using archival records)

2. genetic genealogy (discovering relationships by comparing
the DNA of living individuals);

3. one-name studies (an investigation of all persons with a common surname)

4. one-place studies (population histories including the German Ortsfamilienbuch)

5. heraldic and peerage studies (inquiries into the legal right of persons to bear arms or claim noble status)
clan studies (inquiries into groups with a shared patrilineal or matrilineal connection to a tribal chieftain and his servants, although they may not be related by blood and may not share the same surname)

6. family social and economic history (telling the story of a family's place in society or economic achievements using oral and written records, or inferring information about lives from wider historical sources; this subject is treated below)

7. oral history or recording individuals' history to leave to future generations[1]
FTM is being used by those doing all of the types of research noted above.

Your continuing assertion that the only relationship that is required to be documented can be done in the birth fact does NOT work for all of the types of studies that can be undertaken. It is my understanding that FTM is not meant to be so narrowly defined as a pure GENEalogical software package. We must each choose what path we are taking and how we will manipulate the software to handle it.
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silverfox3280 24 Feb 2013 1:48PM GMT 
kj_norway 24 Feb 2013 2:31PM GMT 
silverfox3280 25 Feb 2013 6:37PM GMT 
kj_norway 26 Feb 2013 4:26AM GMT 
silverfox3280 26 Feb 2013 6:36AM GMT 
kj_norway 26 Feb 2013 8:37PM GMT 
silverfox3280 27 Feb 2013 3:09AM GMT 
kj_norway 27 Feb 2013 2:00PM GMT 
silverfox3280 27 Feb 2013 3:12PM GMT 
DonVarner01 25 Feb 2013 3:53AM GMT 
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