A family debate has started about the consequences of writing family history online. What if the benefits of providing information (and collecting it as well) ends up exposing skeletons in the cupboard (if there are any) to people who don't know us, who randomly google us? Can this rebound?
Has anyone any experience? My own feeling is that it is all too long ago for it to matter much to anyone, and it would be nice to have more information than we have at the moment.
But not everybody agrees with me, so for the moment, this part of the blog is being made private. I hope we can keep it as a collection of stories reflecting how differently even members of the same family remember events.
To me, a blog seems an ideal method to record these stories, with other members of the family either commenting or writing their own versions. The last thing I want is for it to become a sanitised non-history, because no one can agree.