I found this nice little short article by Kimberly Powell over at About Genealogy. Good stuff. Especially the reminder about collateral ancestors. OK, you should read the whole thing but the five rules in brief are:
Each has links to additional detail but the article itself is short and sweet. Enjoy.
- Do not assume.
- Do Your Own Research.
- Treat Brothers and Sisters as Equals.
- One Source Doesn't Equal Proof.
- Share the Wealth.