Posted by on August 25, 2014 in In The Community

Tom Jones, editor of National Genealogical Society Quarterly and author of Mastering Genealogical Proof, encourages family historians to contribute to research by taking a DNA test.

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.

See Tom’s full interview below:

1 Comment

Bill Miller 

Next time please find somewhere there are not 200 people talking in the background. I got most of what Tom said, but with only one ear that works, it was hard.Thank you, Tom.

August 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm