You're researching Thralls, and someone posts this image on line. What's your first thought?
(b) Enter the information into your genealogy database.
(c) Message ten friends about this breakthrough.
(d) Ask "Where did that come from? How do they know?"
Options a, b, or c = Type 1 Genealogists
Option d = Type 2 Genealogists (For details, check out the first section of Evidence Explained.)
One goal of genealogy education, from which most everything else follows: to encourage Type 1 folks to recognize that (d) is a possibility, and to choose it more often.
Harold Henderson, "Two kinds of genealogists and the question that sorts them out," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 29 September 2014 (http://midwesternmicrohistory.blogspot.com : viewed [date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]