Ethical Considerations

Ethical ConsiderationsGenealogists can get so immersed in tracing ancestors that some forget to consider the effects that some of their finds can have on the descendants. Crista Cowan of Ancestry has recently put online an excellent video about considerations to be thought about when dealing with some of the actions of our family both living and dead.

I keep a separate file with information which could cause upset to certain members of the family, there is nothing earth shattering in there, but I can see no point in distressing elderly relatives. The information is recorded for generations to come, but not for all to see at this present time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fqWVXvBWwQ&feature=em-subs_digest

www.ancestry.co.uk

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