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Re: testing a new discussion site idea-please read this

Dear Laurel--It sounds as if you have some good ideas for improving
responses to this site.  Thank you for the numerous articles of interest
you have provided to all of us--we read and enjoy them even if we seldom
respond.  Sincerely, Kay

> From: Spirit One Email <laurel@spiritone.com>
> To: sinclair@zilker.net
> Subject: testing a new discussion site idea-please read this
> Date: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 9:49 AM
> Dear Cousins,
>     I have been concerned that there are people from the GUESTBOOK and
> just entering through the discussion group that maybe slipping through
> cracks because
> a) each of us thinks the other guy has more information or time to answer
> this one
> b) we think our little knowlege is not enough so don't answer
> c) are on vacation and miss the query then hurriedly delete everything
> we return thus missing someone we could help
> e) You think it is someone else's job to do it
> f)  you suspect that they were just cruising the web and off handedly
> about grandma Sinclair but are not seriously researching and will not
> remember tomorrow what you have painstakenly transmitted to them.  So why
> bother
> g) you have copied certain passages from your personal books at your
> numerous times and have decided to quit doing.---In this case suggest to
> them where to get the books themselves.  I believe that if they are
> the purchase of books is a small expense compared to the cost of time and
> money to track down the information on their own. And the books would
> likely be more accurate.
>     It is possible that once in a while, one of these new people could
> possess the critical missing information that someone right here has long
> waited to find.
>     So here is an idea to help everyone.  We have a volunteer, Connie of
> who will test a site Host idea.  She will start out simply checking back
> with the GUESTBOOK queries a week later to see
> whether they received the help they needed
> suggest where on the main website they can get info
> Suggest further ways to research so that with more information they might
> connect into someone's line
> Suggest people among us that might be able to help further
> Make sure their query is with Paul and suggest that they put their query
> elsewhere-websites, and genealogical quarterlies
> information on joining this group and joining the Clan
>     Now here is where we come in.  It is hoped that we will continue to
> the GUESTBOOK enteries as before and answer as we can.  Connie will never
> know all the little hidden trivia bits that each of us has stored away. 
> we should give each query our attention.
>     Are there people out there can offer their help in certain areas of
> research?  Different parts of the country, of Canada, of Europe,
> NZ, of time eras, Masonic issues, States, sacred architecture, Hudsons
> Sinclairs, etc.
>     What other ideas do any of you have along the line of helping people
> with their genealogical queries?
> Laurel
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