Thanks to Chris Dunham’s blog “The Genealogue” for putting me on to a ridiculous rant in the “Times” on genealogists and librarians by Sathnam Sanghera . Rather typical I thought, although I have met some of these views from professional historians. Mind you the historians would disagree with him over his views of libraries and librarians.
Sanghera’s view of genealogists :
“But I can’t think of a single revelation produced by a single genealogist that hasn’t made me think: meh.”
“Though perhaps a better way of putting it is that genealogy is the academic equivalent of endlessly googling yourself.”
Or on libraries:
“-when it comes down to it, anything, up to and including financial destitution, is better than spending too much time in a library.”
I imagine that the last is a good excuse for not bothering with facts when writing. Research is hard work. Ignorance is bliss.