GenTraveling – It broadens the mind!

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Hello GenTravelers!

I’m sure most of you know that Mark Twain is credited with saying:

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

I agree…do you?

Travel broadens the mind.  Therefore, I would like to modify Twain’s message as follows:

GenTraveling is fatal to shallow research and brick walls, and many family historians need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, in depth, and reasonably exhaustive research of our ancestors and where they actually lived cannot be acquired by vegetating only in online databases and other online resources all one’s lifetime!

Enough said.  Good luck with your preparatory research via all those wonderful online databases!  Then GO plan a GenTraveling excursion!

Have a great week!

 

7 thoughts on “GenTraveling – It broadens the mind!

  1. Absolutely! My goal is to visit at least one new place every year, genealogy related or not (though it seems hard to go anywhere that doesn’t have some family tie!). Nothing teaches you more about the world and yourself in it than going to a place outside your known world.

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