Show Notes

Episode 41: Can It Be Too Easy?

Janine lives by the words “Let it be easy.” But can something be too easy? Shannon and Janine discuss that possibility and how it relates to various aspects of life, including genealogy research.

Discussion topics include:

  • Is it possible for something to be too easy?
  • How technology has made it possible for genealogy research to be too easy
  • How rigor can contribute to reliable genealogy research
  • A clue that something maybe too easy: it’s not contributing to a strong foundation
  • How accepting genealogy facts without analysis can lead to big problems
  • How adding challenge to something makes it more attractive to Shannon
  • The effect of Shannon’s concussions on what feels easy (or difficult) to her
  • The challenge of finding things that are both doable and a challenge
  • Finding the sweet spot where it feels doable, but still counts
  • How even though it’s possible for something to be too easy, Janine stands by her “let it be easy” motto

1 thought on “Episode 41: Can It Be Too Easy?”

  1. I love that you both are into genealogy! I am always amazed at how people download these GEDCOMs into their family tree without checking the sources and analyzing the information. Every single person in my family tree has been added individually, and so I know the data is correct. I don’t want to have the biggest tree on (although some people think she who dies with the most ancestors wins); I just want to have a tree where people can count on the data. I am working on a Web site/blog that includes information on my family, and I really need to get back to it, so why am I talking to you??? 🙂

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