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10 years, 6 months ago
Should the "
Genealogy" proposal be renamed "Family History" or maybe "Genealogy and Family History" or "Family History and Genealogy".
GeneJ proposed this to me with the reasoning that the word "family history" is far more engaging internationally than "genealogy", but she was unable to post the discussion topic and asked me to.
p.s. Does anyone know how we would make the name change assuming a decision is agreed on by most people to make a change?
Sep 3, 2012 at 2:36
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Yes. We should change the name to "Genealogy and Family History" to be internationally relevant and inclusive. In some usage or cultures, the two terms are used interchangeably; in others, the terms have different meanings. Let's just be inclusive.
Sep 6, 2012 at 10:32
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Yes. The terms genealogy and family-history are now widely regarded as distinct. The Society of Genealogists publish a distinction on their web site:
Sep 3, 2012 at 8:47
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