“What should be our first priority is to do what future generations cannot do.” Tom notes advancements in indexing will make discovering information from the internet easier for future generations. However, the most important information — things like photographs, family stories and DNA — could be lost if not passed down.
Tom likens genealogy research to a giant puzzle; some pieces have badly damaged pictures and other pieces are missing completely. Each of us is working to reassemble the big picture as best we can. Tom says, “Of course, it works a lot better if we help each other.”
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