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From: "Errol Morgan" <>
Subject: Re: Please let her ask a question.
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 10:48:06 +1100
> I agree that Dilys, myself and anyone else should feel free to ask
> of the list. This is certainly true of other lists I belong to. We don't
> have access to the same resources. I can't see anything wrong with asking
I believe the point in asking the question is that someone out there could
be reading or have on order from a LDS family history centre or their own
library that particular census and I am sure they would be more than willing
to keep a look out for the name requested. I do not believe Dilys or anyone
else expects sks to actually read a film for the sole purpose of looking for
Dilys's missing ancestors.
I have in the past, depending on how many names I have to look for in a
certain area, made it known that I am reading that particular film and can
keep a look out for a limited number of additional names (my brain will only
hold so many!!). The same with books. I had on interlibrary loan a book on
WW2 Bomber Command Losses - I advertised that I was willing to do look-ups
while I had the book. It was very successful I might add.
I know this is the wrong List for this but as an example of what I mean, I
am currently reading the Parish Register of All Saints in Runcorn, Cheshire
and also have on order part of the 1871 Census for Toxteth Park, Lancashire
and would be quite happy to keep an eye out for a couple of additional
names - so if there is anyone out there interested in these, please contact
me. In case you are wondering why I have not already done this with the
Lancs and Cheshire Lists - I am currently "unsubscribed" while I am
following up in other areas.
How about others advertising what they are reading and offering to keep a
look out for someone else's names. There are not THAT many people on each
mailing list and by the time you break their interests down to particular
areas and parishes you are unlikely to be inundated and if you are - one
simple message saying No More!
Errol in Marysville, Victoria, Australia
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