"What was going on at those points in time? Think of genealogy as a story. It is one thing to say that your grandmother was born on March 6, 1902. In 1902, she was probably born at home, not in a hospital, and she would have been a teenager during World War I. What would that have meant? What was the news at the time...Libraries and archives can provide the cultural and historical context to bring those dry facts and figures to life." -- Marydee Ojala, editor-in-chief of Online Searcher.
"Family is in the future, and family is in the past."
SOURCE: ZASTROW, JAN. 2015. "GENEALOGY: A Cheat Sheet for the Unsuspecting Librarian." Computers in Libraries 35, no 5: 1-20.