James M. Beidler has an interesting article in the Lebanon Daily News concerning the proper label for those of us who research our family trees. He writes:
Especially in the last few decades as ancestor hunting has become a mass sport, so to say, there has been a debate inside and outside the so-called genealogical community (that is, professionals, societies, libraries and other organizations) on what we should call ourselves.
Should we stick with the traditional term “genealogist” — which, strictly defined, is the study of bloodline ancestors — or use the broader term “family historian”?
You can read Jim's interesting article and his conclusions at http://www.ldnews.com/columns/ci_6499904.