David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, on Friday May 6, BCG Education Fund Helen F.M. Leary Lecture
Thoughts and quotes from Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogisthttp://www.legalgenealogist.com/, posted on her Facebook page. His topic is a critical one: Ethics in Genealogy – Professional and Personal, where he’ll discuss “the ethics needed in both our professional and personal genealogical research – the need to be true to the science.”
David E. Rencher challenging the genealogical community: are our ethical practices leaving a legacy for which we really WANT to be known?
"What does it cost the next researcher if we do not source our research, analyze our work? I have an ethical obligation to report what I know about the problem do they can pick it up where I left off."
"You can't string that many identical sentences together and call it serendipity."
Judy Russell has also stated on Facebook "Using your account on a pay website to download for someone who can't or won't pay is unethical." [It is also a violation of the Terms of Service which we agree to when we subscribe to pay websites.]