Casefile Clues

07 March 2007

Get Some Culture

Do you know enough about your ancestor's culture in order to research him or her effectively? It is very easy to make incorrect conclusions when we assume our ancestor would make decisions the same way that we would. Our upbringing, educational level, and personal experiences make a significant impact on how we make decisions. Our ancestors had different experiences from us, lived in a different time, and a different educational experience.
All this impacts how they made decisions.
Get Some Culture on our site discusses some ways to learn culture and common social practices so that we don't create more brick walls than we already have.