Granted, I knew what a family tree was. I had to do the time honored family tree in elementary school. In college I filled out pedigree charts in biology class. Later I filled out family medical history charts with doctors. Even then, I didn't stop and think to myself things like "wonder if I could follow a paper trail" or "how did they know what the line back was." I had this notion in my head that all that was to be found had been and if I wanted to know more I just had to get a book. You know, because stuff back then wasn't kept like it is today. Well, at least in my family that was the way of the world.
Imagine what would happen if we encourage those already in university studying history, library science, sociology or other related disciplines to look into genealogy as an aspect to their field. How could we enrich them with what we know? Even better, think about the ways they could enrich us with their knowledge of today.