I came across this statement when browsing at my local archive centre. An article in "The Galashiels Weekly Journal: no. 6, 1842" announced:
"Genealogy, in our opinion, is a matter of very little importance, fit only for chattering groups over their tea"
Is this worthy of being a "Wisdom Wednesday" topic for discussion?
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