Genealogy Myths, Frauds, Spoofs and Scams – Links

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Six Genealogy Myths to Avoid, Family Tree Magazine: http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/Six-Genealogy-Myths-to-Avoid 

How to Identify & Avoid Genealogy Scams, Kimberly Powell, About.com: http://genealogy.about.com/od/basics/tp/scams.htm

Cyndi's ListMyths, Hoaxes & Scams, Cyndi’s List: http://www.cyndislist.com/myths

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

 

Snopes.com, “the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation”, Barbara and David P. Mikkelson: http://www.snopes.com Especially good for checking e-mail spoofs, like the one saying a prominent politician was the relative of a horse thief and/or train robber.

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About DRogers

M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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