Julie writes, "The Internet has drastically changed how genealogy research is done. The amount of information posted on the Internet is increasing at an amazing pace every day. The ads might say you can find your complete family history by searching a Web site, but even though the Internet has billions and billions of pages filled with information, not everything is on the Internet."
A few paragraphs later, she writes, "Although these sites have millions of records, they represent only a fraction of the records that have been preserved over the centuries of human record keeping. If only the Internet is used to collect information, the majority of family history will be missed or recorded incorrectly."
Experienced genealogists have already learned this but thousands of newcomers keep asking, "Isn't everything on the Internet?" Julie Miller's column sets the facts straight. You can save yourself a lot of time, effort, and frustration if you read Julie Miller's article at http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/ci_15379828