Have you heard of Irvine’s Genealogy Laws, all ten of them? Here are the first five:
- Useful information declines by the square of the distance from the source.
- The scope or extent of a search, in terms of date range and geographic area, varies inversely with the commonness of the name.
- Skepticism is the root of all good research.
- The history of a record is as important as its contents.
- What is a genealogist without sources?
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