31 March 2015

What Is Genealogical Information?

Sources are said to provide genealogists with information, but what really is "information?"

I've thought quite about what information is and what information isn't.  I'm not entirely certain I hae any sort of formal definition.

It seems that genealogy "information" is a statement:

  • that has a person participating in a certain event, at a certain place, at a certain point in time
  • or expresses a relationship (biological, legal, or social) between two individuals
I'm still working on this...thoughts are welcomed.

The analysis of whether a statement is perceived to be true or false is a separate matter.

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