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Re: testing a new discussion site idea-please read this
I can probably help on some of the Australian lines - but am still waiting
on information to connect them out to our American, Canadian and Scottish
I do know what you mean though - no-one answered my query in the guestbook,
it's just very fortunate for me that I happen to be related to Donald and
Mary and can get a lot of info from them.
At 09:49 AM 5/19/99 -0700, you wrote:
> I have been concerned that there are people from the GUESTBOOK and those
>just entering through the discussion group that maybe slipping through the
>a) each of us thinks the other guy has more information or time to answer
>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 when
>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 asked
>about grandma Sinclair but are not seriously researching and will not
>remember tomorrow what you have painstakenly transmitted to them. So why
>g) you have copied certain passages from your personal books at your expense
>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 serious
>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 most
>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 MO,
>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 scan
>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. So
>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, Australia,
>NZ, of time eras, Masonic issues, States, sacred architecture, Hudsons Bay
> What other ideas do any of you have along the line of helping people
>with their genealogical queries?
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