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From: "Marian Pierre-Louis" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Working in Archives - Blog series
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:04:59 -0500
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The only deciphering I saw WAS done by a genealogist. Certified Genealogist
Polly Kimmitt was the only one who provided an interpretation of the text.
She did a very good job demonstrating genealogical skills! Great job Polly!

Marian Pierre-Louis
Fieldstone Historic Research

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Debbie Parker Wayne
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [APG] Working in Archives - Blog series

wrote on 2/15/2009 11:21 PM:
> The problem, I believe, is not our qualifications so much as the perceived

> triviality of our pursuits, compared to broad, world-shaking historic
trends, or
> the large sums of money that motivate forensic searching.
That is a great point, Donn. Maybe as more historians get into
"micro-history" and research techniques used for genealogical research,
as Allison and Claire mention in the thread at
the perceptions will begin to change.

I did see on the Legal History Blog this morning Emily Kadens used a
technique we use on this list all the time-- she posted a segment of a
document and asked for help interpreting the handwriting:

Too bad someone solved it before we genealogists could jump in and
demonstrate our skills.

Regards, Debbie

Debbie Parker Wayne
Wayne Research -- http://debbiewayne.com/


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