What is a NAD. (I read the article so I know that it means New Ancestor Discorvery) but what is that? Must be an ancestry.com thing. But as far as I am concerned. money spent on ancestry.com is a waste.
I would add some concepts to Roberta's. Besides Copying being a social disease. There are genealogical crimes. Such as morphing a person into another, changing the spelling of a surname, that one may claim them as an ancestor, especially if that line is notable, auspicious or documented.
And creating a non existent relationship or even a person.
One other thing. The title genealogist is thrown around too casually.
Roberta Estes, is a genealogist,I know of her work, her studies and admire her. However the vast majority, are family researchers, not genealogists, and that includes me.
A person who repairs his own car is not a mechanic, Applying a disinfectant and band aid to a wound does not make one a doctor or nurse.
By calling ourselves genealogists we insult real genealogists, then again I know of or rather have heard of so called genealogists, who because they are getting paid to deliver a product, commit genealogical crimes.