Sinclair Genealogical Database
A never-ending project a world-wide Sinclair database!I salute cousins all over the world and urge you all to join this new and breathtaking project.
We are soon to enter a new millennium and as we are one of the few families around the globe Sinclair that is who has been around for more than the past millennium we have some special responsibilities. For instance we have to preserve as much as we can of all we have learned and all we know of our special history.
In line to participate in and contribute to this mission I will now try hopefully together with the rest of you to produce a world wide Sinclair database containing as much information as possible on each and every one of our ancestors and all their descendants.
Do not fear there will be no hard work expected of you just some "hands on".
As a first step on the road to a complete database I would like all of you to mail me all the information you have. I do prefer the GEDCOM-format but if you for any reason can't provide that I will settle for documents with extensions .WRD, .RTF, .TXT, .EXL or any other Word- or database format.
Just mail it to email@example.com
I'll be waiting for it!
The use of the Sinclair Genealogical Database.From: Lena A L firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 22:48:36 +0100
The purpose of the database is to gather as much information on the Clan as possible for safe keeping in the Sinclair Archives at Noss Head in Scotland. The only ones that will have total access to the database will be myself, Lena, Margaret Stokes in Australia and of course our Clan Archivist Ian Sinclair at Noss Head. In the future (50 - 100 years from now) it might be opened to special researchers.
As long as there's not millions of requests for lookups both I and Margaret will help you to connect your line to others in the database. With regards to information on living persons we will maintain a policy of complete privacy and direct questions to the submitter of the original source.
The ethic that rules the use of the database will assure you that (if nothing else is agreed upon);
May I add my congratulations on your brave decision to take on the herculean task of assessing and amalgamating all the strands of the worldwide Sinclair family. Over the years people have given me books which they have prepared about their own families and I will be quite happy to send you these when your work-load permits.
I trust you also have copies of the two enormous volumes which Pete Cummings prepared prior to his untimely death.
As with all genealogies (particularly official ones like Debretts, Archbolds or Douglas) there are many errors which will have to be corrected. No matter, a job begun is a job half done and you deserve the full support of us all in this daunting but eminently worthwhile task.
History will remember you just as we are indebted to the sterling work of Roland William St Clair who compiled The St Clairs of the Isles although, at the time, he was based in Auckland, New Zealand. Today we have the internet and, today, I was reminded by a distant cousin (she is two generations younger than me and resides in Melbourne, Australia and is none other than milamba@milamba) about the remarks made by a great uncle of mine (and a great x 2 uncle of Milamba's) at a gathering in New York on May 7th, 1924:
"I want to have my youngsters gladAbove all, let them realise the glorious lineage which they have inherited and which they, too, in the fulness of time, will pass on to their children. Your work (ably assisted by countless others) will help future generations of Sinclairs to trace their roots in unbroken line back over a thousand tempestuous years to their Viking ancestry. The Vikings were the most intrepid sailors the World has ever known. We have inherited much of their wanderlust. My own immediate family spans the Globe and, yet, they continue to cherish their roots:
"What if these flowers fade?We are nothing without our roots.
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