Thanks for the reply!
The Baker site reasoning was the straw that finally tipped me into the Yes column.
There are other contemporary histories at universities and whatnot. I have read several in recent weeks and I am content with my decision.
At the same time, I have come to respect the rigor with which WT approaches these things. After all, even the sainted Dr. Carlton is merely a collection of family histories. I know because he credits my paternal grandmother who inadvertently, no doubt (hee hee), forgot to mention my grandfathers first wife or kids. Same with my great-great grandfather. The Doctor was also pretty openly opinionated. Much of his data is credited to "as told by" sources.
Yet he is considered a reliable source.
So I guess my point is that rigor is good, but I'm wishing there was a way to preserve this pseudo-history or family lore in context with the rest.
Notes and comments are fine but it would be great if there was a way to keep that record - duly marked somehow for posterity.
Next, I want to find my ancestor who was tried/died/hanged in the Witch trials.