Thursday, March 30, 2017

Kickin' it with Cameron Allen and Philip Glass

I was saddened to hear that Cameron Allen passed away earlier this year. The case studies he wrote are pure brilliance, written in a voice that entices the reader to learn more, locate more and evaluate more. My personal favorite is one that he wrote on the Bassano family in The Genealogist in 2009. It begins with a "three-pronged proem," and with lightning speed addresses the genealogical issues that have haunted this lineage for generations, by resolving them one by one with excellent research, analysis and logical composition -- one of many such studies he gifted the genealogical community.

It is a beautiful Spring read to accompany with Philip Glass.

Cameron Allen, "The Bassano Family," The Genealogist 23 (2009): 105-128, 237-255. Back issues can be ordered from the American Society of Genealogists.

Philip Glass, Glassworks.