Barber's Razor

A Genealogy of the Barber & Miller Families of SE Tennessee.

Welcome to Barber's Razor, a genealogy website!

As I was contemplating a name for this genealogy website, for whatever reason, I was reading an article on Occam's Razor. For those who don't know about Occam's Razor, here you go: In it's simplest form, Occam's Razor is a problem solving principle that, basically, says... all things being equal, the simplest answer is the best. Upon reading further, however, I found that a more concise definition is... "Among competing hypotheses that predict equally well, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected."

When I read this, I thought, what a great premise on which to base a genealogy website... not only that... what a great name that, kind of, fits with my surname, Barber.

It occurs to me that many genealogy websites on the Internet... even the most reputable ones... leave the door wide open for people to publish incorrect genealogical data. The goal of Barber's Razor is to provide accurate information about the Barber family and all associated families. This goal is to be accomplished by adhering to William of Occam's famous principle and include genealogical hypotheses made with very few assumptions and sourced whenever possible. Enjoy!

Timothy Andrew Barber (Andy)

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