Documenting lifes events
The copies of documents that litter a genealogist/family historian desk, closet, cupboard, bookshelf, file cabinet, in the other room etc...
By way of religious, government, books, chronicles, diaries, Journal or other types of recorded factual information on families.
I know this does not include those of Oral Tradition. Because their cultures do not have the same silly issues as the recording cultures do. I know that oral tradition is just as factual as the written documentation cultures.
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