The methodology of historical science is crucial

The methodology of historical science is crucial

The weekly Reporter published an interview with history professor Tin Mamić, who is a forensic genealogy expert and makes family trees to order. He emphasized: “Knowledge of the methodology of historical science is essential for quality work. Without this, the findings are often superficial, flawed and erroneous. I often get data from amateur genealogists, which I have to check all over again, as I have encountered a really large number of errors. This is especially true for pedigrees before 1800. In addition to the basics of historical science, it is necessary to know well genealogy, which is an auxiliary historical science. Knowledge of local history and the basics of Latin, Italian and German is essential. In addition to theory, mileage and experience give you a lot. I have enrolled 20 people in a computer in 100.000 years - this experience cannot be learned. I advise people to tackle the pedigree themselves. At least for the 20th century. But before you start, it is necessary to read a book on genealogy, otherwise there will be a lot of mistakes. "

In the interview, Mamić revealed his view on politics, the media and history, and introduced us to how family trees are made. What, in addition to the basics of historical science, must be mastered by a pedigree maker.

The weekly Reporter, which was published on Monday, July 20, 2020, is available at newspaper vendors and in the bars of the Media Bar group.

Igor Gošte

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