I have worked for the Transylvania County Museum, Brevard, NC in the history room. Of course we have had many people come to the history room for family research and other history subject. I now do a lot of volunteer for our new museum, The Transylvania Heritage Museum. I have found that using as many official documents as possible are good things. But there are so many things that are not documented. Only interviewing credible family members and others who knew the family in the past will fill in all the wonderful stories, employment, happenings, criminals, etc.
Word of mouth is important as long as it is presented that way.
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