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Re: Clan Sinclair Database.

At 01:29 PM 12/11/2001 +0100, Lena wrote:

>... The data base is NOT a private one
>but the Clan Sinclairs database. And it is NOT a one-way database when
>it comes to ones own line...

In August I asked Lena  if there was anything in the Clan Sinclair database 
on John Sinclair who married Margaret McKintosh on 23 October 1681 in Dyke, 
Moray, Scotland.  Lena answered "sorry to say I did not find anything on 
that particular line within the database."

If the database had been accessible to me, I probably would have browsed 
around a little to determine if there was another John Sinclair who married 
another Margaret in that timeframe.  Since I am only guessing at the names 
of this couple, I would have searched for the names of the children whose 
parents I am seeking.

I have never understood the purpose of a Clan Sinclair database which is 
not open to all who are interested in the Sinclairs.  If the only problem 
is related to living persons in the database, then I am sure that something 
could be done to resolve that problem.

Are there other reasons for restricting access?

Richard Huseth

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