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Making progress by breaking with tradition

As an avid genealogical researcher, I am keenly aware of the role that tradition plays in history. In all cultures, each new generation largely expects to follow traditions set by their predecessors, often without much thought as to why. Asking why is important. Challenging tradition brings progress. Haven’t the advances in civil rights over the past 100 years come largely from challenging tradition? ...


This blog post was originally written for publication on Vita Brevis, the blog of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Continue reading on Vita Brevis


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