Monday, December 10, 2007

Genealogy: Art or Science? A Thought

. . . [G]enealogical narratives . . . often take a form that deserves to be denominated as literature. The best genealogies are artful and achieve the status of consciously crafted art.

Donald Harman Akenson in Some Family--The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007)

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