Casefile Clues

09 March 2007

Meet My Ancestors?

I won't say where...but I recently saw an ad that offered me the chance to "Meet my ancestors." I only have three ancestors in this world that I can meet. I met four others, but only remember two. If you're among the living and are meeting your deceased ancestors in your spare time, I'd be very selective with whom I shared that information. Interviewing the dead may be tempting, but it is a very slipperly sloap from a documentation standpoint. I have read Elizabeth Mills' Evidence! cover to cover and I never saw her give instructions on how to cite conversations with the dead ;-). She occasionally asks members of the APG list for unique documents so she can create citation templates, but I have yet to see her ask for a transcription of a conversation with the dead...