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"I did research for a few years, and then they invented the internet, and I did research for a lot more years. I’m on the tail end of the generation of genealogists who started out using paper and microfilm and Soundex. My timing was perfect, because I got that experience, and then I got the internet. I have lots of friends who came after the internet, and in some ways I envy them. They have no idea how hard we used to have to work. Mostly, though, I’m glad I got the olden days experience.

Then they came up with DNA testing." - Kerry Scott

The entry above is an excerpt from Kerry Scott's blog post "Genealogy Changed Dramatically in 2016. I Can Prove It.", found on her website, The author offers some of her evidence into the popularization of genetic DNA testing and how those of us who have been paper chasers for decades can embrace, support, and equip these new-era family historians as they begin their quest. It is a great perspective for those more established in their research to read!

This blog was prepared by Kerry Scott in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in her blog and on her website are the author's own and do not solely reflect the views of the Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society.

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