Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents you bring to your research. We’ve reached the letter D already and here are my nominations:
D is for dedication: the marriage of devotion or love, belief and commitment to this adventure that you’re on.
D is for determination: the need to push beyond the first (or umpteenth) stumbling block and keep researching, coming back for more.
D is for discernment (aka blarney detector): the ability to weed out facts from fantasy, to weigh up the merits of a story and determine how it might be proven/invalidated, and to know it needs to be. The ability and/or skill to weigh up data from different sources and determine their consistency and validity, and to know it needs to be.
What attributes starting with the letter D would you add?