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From: MRS DARLENE V GLEASON< >
Subject: Fwd: Genealogy - Murphy's Law
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 08:34:32, -0500
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Dear Hamrick Cousins!!
In case you have not run across this, I thought it was just about
right-- At least that is the way things are working for me.
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> Date: Monday, 31-Mar-97 04:32 AM
> Subject: Genealogy - Murphy's Law
> > Murphy's Law of Family History
> > (Sad, but so very true)
> > 1. The keeper of the vital records you need will just have been
> > another genealogist.
> > 2. Your great-grandfather's obituary states that he died, leaving
> issue of
> > record.
> > 3. The town clerk you wrote to in desperation, and finally
> to give
> > you the information you need, can't write legibly, and doesn't have
> > machine.
> > 4. That ancient photograph of four relatives, one of whom is your
> > carries the names of the other three. One name (the most important
> ) not
> > shown.
> > 5. Copies of old newspapers have holes which occur only on maiden
> > 6. No one in your family tree ever did anything noteworthy, always
> > property, was never sued and was never named in wills.
> > 7. You learned that Great Aunt Matilda's executor just sold her
> > collection of family genealogical materials to a flea market dealer
> > in New York City."
> > 8. Yours is the ONLY last name not found among the three billion in
> the world
> > famous Mormon archives in Salt Lake city.
> > 9. Ink fades and paper deteriorates at a rate inversely
> to the
> > value of the data recorded.
> > Copied from AOL Genealogy Forum News.
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