Paul Knevel on NCPH blog

MA Coordinator Paul Knevel responds to Jerome de Groot’s essay in the new issue of The Public Historian on the National Council on Public History online forum, Public History Commons:

“In our aim to understand the practice and consequences of genealogy and family history, public historians should not only write about the practitioners in the field but also talk with them and listen to them. What I am missing, in other words, is a participatory study of genealogy and family history, a project that starts by studying the various ways that genealogy and family history are undertaken “from below,” by the actual people involved.”
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