Privacy Issues in Genealogy Research

December is usually such a busy month with no time for genealogy research but both Amy and I find we are knee deep in research. We are squeezing it into any spare moment and coming up with some great finds thanks to fellow researchers and librarians across the country. I have been able to go back another generation, sort of, with by Ohio Burk line and Amy has been working on cleaning up some misinformation in her tree. We discuss it all and more in this month’s podcast.

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In Episode #20 we reviewed The Spyglass File by Nathan Dylan Goodwin and it brought up the privacy issue in that there were some unopened letters from a biological father to a living mother and should the son open the letters or not. Amy did some research on this and as it turns out it is up to the researcher. We both had some thoughts on this and discuss them in the podcast.

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The privacy issue made us think about things that have popped up in our own research and whether or not things should be shared or kept private, destroyed or kept in hiding. Listen in and see what our thoughts are and some of the stories we share.

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We also discuss our current research and of course the wine selection for this month. This episode is full of stories, thoughts, and information. Links to the wine and book are on the website. Thank you for listening and supporting!

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Penny and Amy

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