December 10th, 2007


Book Review (Somewhat): Some Family

I’ve posted a couple of “thoughts” that I found provocative from a book called Some Family–The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself. Usually, one waits until one has finished reading a book before reviewing it. But because of the nature of this book, I think it appropriate to say something about it even though I’m just half way …Continue reading →

Genealogy: Art or Science? A Thought

. . . [G]enealogical narratives . . . often take a form that deserves to be denominated as literature. The best genealogies are artful and achieve the status of consciously crafted art. Donald Harman Akenson in Some Family–The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007)

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