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Subject: Re: [BRE] Morrison's Cove genealogy
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 20:41:57 -0600
On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 17:58:15 EST writes:
> Have any of you Brethren researchers ever examined the Liebegott
> of genealogy papers? The originals are held at the Martinsburg
> library and
> they made 132! rolls of film from the FHL. Many our familiar
> Brethren names
> are included such as Metzger, Teeter, Replogle, Ulrich, Snowberger,
> and of course Miller.
> There are four rolls for Replogle alone.
> I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows of these papers and
> if they
> are worth viewing, if sources are included, etc. Sometimes these
> collections of genealogical notes are worthwhile; sometimes not
> worth the trouble.
> Jan Hall
I have looked at two of the reels and there was a lot of good material in
them but they were very disorganized. They are literally a collection of
papers, not anything like a book, monograph, etc. This makes it
difficult to keep track of what you've already seen since there is a lot
of duplication, triplication, etc. And there are some subtle variations
in the duplicated material since there are handwritten notes in the
margins, etc. so you can't afford to skip duplicated material. Also, I
found it difficult to separate the research Mr. Liebegott did from the
research sent to him by others, so sourcing the material is very
problematical. I finally just attributed what I used in my genealogy
database to the Liebegott Collection and left it at that.
I don't mean to sound too discouraging since, as I wrote, there is a lot
of good research in the Liebegott Collection but you do have to be
prepared to spend a lot of time working with the material. I would allow
for about 10 hours per reel and hope that it takes less time than that.