Re: Do you ever leave someone off your tree? #general


Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Daniel asked: Maybe I am just heartless?

No, you are being truthful! Jews have been the subject of revisionist
historians - we should know better than to try to alter history. And that's
what genealogy is --- family history. One cannot change facts by ignoring them.

When I first started in genealogy, someone wrote, "If you come across the
name of Meyer London, just ignore it. He was a Communist and no one in the
family had anything to do with him." Later I, too, was told by someone not
to include her family's details even though all the info I had was public
domain and I had no intention of publishing anything during her lifetime.

Removing relatives one does not like or because of political, racial, or
religious affiliation is not history, is not genealogy -- It is fiction!

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

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