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Genealogy 2017, 1(1), 6; doi:10.3390/genealogy1010006

Family Genealogy and Family Communication: Finding Common Ground

Department of Communication, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970, USA
Academic Editor: Philip Kretsedemas
Received: 5 November 2016 / Revised: 10 January 2017 / Accepted: 15 January 2017 / Published: 22 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue What is Genealogy?)
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Abstract

The intersection between family genealogy and family communication is an area ripe for scholarly research within the field of communication studies, as well as the broader area of genealogy studies. The opportunity and desire to conduct family genealogical research continues to grow as the services and tools making such research become more affordable and user friendly. In reflecting upon the ways in which genealogy research and family communication interact with one another, this article seeks to make a case for ongoing and increased scholarship regarding the impact of genealogy data upon family communication patterns, family narrative, and family identity. View Full-Text
Keywords: family genealogy; family communication; narrative; critical ethnography; family identity family genealogy; family communication; narrative; critical ethnography; family identity
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