A significant contribution to be made from the application of Digital Genealogy is the capacity to support, compliment and challenge both existing methodological approaches to social history  and the idealised concepts of historical-sociology.

This capability is not just limited to concepts of family living and the household.

To appreciate the abilities of genealogy that have become manifest through digitisation it is necessary to not only understand digitised genealogy and genealogy, but the structures that birthed the records on which genealogy draws and the cultural assumptions that have been overlaid by successive generations.

Thus there is an extensive task of contextualising, narratising, theorising and exemplifying the impact that Digital Genealogy will have.

The ideas below are entry points to some starting discussions...