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Family Authors/Should There Be Limitations On What We Write?
In Response To: Family Authors!! ()
One of comments brought in a genealogy group stemmed from the fact that certain white family lines have African blood and the Black ancestors fear reprisals/litigation from those families, especially as they are prominent people in Louisiana.
I would like to pose a question to this group of family history writers. Do you have any limitations in what is revealed in writing your family histories? Is there anything you feel should not be exposed? Are you withholding information because things like illegitimate births, outside children, illicit affairs might affect someone still alive or the deceased person's descendants? How do we affectively write our stories if we withhold vital information? Would your story be incomplete without the deep, dark secrets?
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