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Why dabble in genealogy? The stories are interesting, or can be. No other reason. The sole caution in the exercise —which, much to its credit, needn't be undertaken on a regular basis— is against caring about or needing to know the purported social, military, political, or other status of anyone. Asserting anything should be restricted to those cases where the evidence is direct and duplicated. Conjecture, like outright lying, leads nowhere.