Sunday, June 5, 2011

These Are the Faces of Genealogy


John, Reba, and Sarah Jane (Swatzell) Dunn

 ~ Three of the faces of my genealogy ~

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My reason for this posting is here.

UPDATED: I also sent the following message to the publication in question (not that I think they will read it or even care, but doing so made me feel a teensy bit better):

To Whom it May Concern:

Wow.

I'm not even sure there are words to describe how offensive the photo included with this article was. If whoever selected the photo felt it was representative of his/her own family, that is one thing. But it is certainly not representative of the thousands of genealogists who will be attending the Jamboree this week.

Personally, I found it offensive as a genealogist, a mom, and a human being. Is this really what you think of genealogists? Or perhaps what you think of readers of your publication?

Wow.

As of this afternoon, the publication in question has removed the offending photo and replaced it with a photo of the lovely Jamboree app. Much better choice... and thank you for listening, publication-in-question.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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1 comment:

TCasteel said...

I sent a letter too. I also included some very obvious places they could obtain a more appropriate photo to represent such an event.
Thomas had great idea, and I am glad we all followed through.
Cheers,
Theresa (Tangled Trees)