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From: "katie angermeyer" <>
Subject: Re: [LINDSAY] Documented Genealogy to Support Our DNA Project
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 05:33:35 +0000


I like your ideas. We could save a lot of individual effort by dividing up
the enormous job of searching various county, military, church records, as
well as connecting on the DNA project. Coordinating on known immigrant
patriarch's would be helpful. A "summit" sounds like a great idea... maybe
every four-five years and in a variety of locations, close to areas where
common ancestors lived (such as Pennsylvania/ New England/ Virginia /
Northern Ireland / Ayreshire). Allow me to dream. Speaking for myself, I
know that I would love to visit the places those folks lived. Perhaps
members of the group could offer suggestions for time and place, and take a
poll of the most-wanted roots place to visit. Once at a hot spot location,
the libraries, churches, graveyards, courthouses and historical societies
can be systemmatically raided by Lindsays en masse. Would save on lots of
hours of individual research time and expense, besides being great fun.

Blessings, Katie

---------------Original message----------------------------

>From: Ron Lindsay <>
>Subject: [LINDSAY] Documented Genealogy to Support Our DNA Project
>Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 16:33:47 -0800
>Greetings Lindsay List,
>One of the things that I am sure we can all agree upon is the conclusion
>that the key to the proper interpretation of our DNA Project results is
>without doubt based on good, well documented genealogical information. We
>could develop a Lindsay (how ever spelled) database with all the DNA
>haplotypes defined for our surname, but will find that genetic information
>useless if we do not have some idea as to how to biologically connect those
>participants that have matching DNA. We all stand to gain from this DNA
>Project whether we participate in the Project with our own DNA or not.
>Another thing I have concluded from my extensive communications with
>hundreds of people of our surname, from around the world, is that there is
>much genealogical data available pertaining to our surname. However, on
>one end of the spectrum are the lineages which are documented with
>indisputable citations while on the other end of the spectrum the
>documentation is non-existent. And of course there are some good
>genealogies that fit in between these two extreme categories.
>There needs to be a "method" associated with the millions of hours and
>thousands of dollars spent by Lindsay genealogy researchers around the
>globe. I cannot offer you a solution but I can offer you a few thoughts as
>the genesis for what could evolve into a collaborative, synergistic effort
>to an extent never before achieved by another single surname group.
>1] Form a small volunteer group of individual "Lindsay" researchers whose
>primary mission is to establish a list of key "Lindsay" immigrants that
>will become the basis for our initial collaborative research. This could
>include "Lindsay" immigrants to the United States, Canada, Australia,
>etc. This initial group should elect a chairperson to coordinate the
>activities and document their findings and solicit comment from the Lindsay
>List. This volunteer group could easily be derived from this Rootsweb
>Lindsay List.
>2] Once this basic list of immigrants has been completed, we should then
>form major research groups dedicated to each specific "Lindsay"
>immigrant. Each major immigrant group should elect a chairperson to
>coordinate the activities and document the findings and solicit comment
>from the Lindsay List.
>3] Each "major research group" will solicit and enroll volunteers who will
>dedicate their basic research time to a specific segment of within that
>particular major lineage.
>4] All published research including names, dates, places, events must be
>supported with documented citations and subject to peer review.
>5] Establish a uniform software application package such as Microsoft Word
>using the footnotes feature to provide the precise citation or source for
>any names, dates, places, etc along with the manuscript. I am sure there
>are others equally as good but Microsoft Word is one I am familiar with.
>6] At certain intervals in the research or as significant results have
>been achieved by each of the major research groups, the results would be
>published to the Lindsay List for peer review.
>7] This publication phase would be similar to the University/academic
>research which allows for and encourages constructive critique from their
>peers. I have no doubt that regardless of the effort spent in documenting
>all that we can discover on a particular "Lindsay" lineage, there would be
>one or more people in the world who could provide corrections or additional
>documented extensions of the work.
>8] Convene a gathering/"Lindsay Genealogy Summit" of all interested
>"Lindsay" researchers at one to two year intervals for each of the major
>research groups to present their findings. Raymon (Gabbie) Lindsey of
>Tennessee tried to organize such an event last year but abandoned it due to
>lack of participation. This could become as much of a social event for the
>global "Lindsay" community as a genealogical session. With the right venue
>and planning, such an event could become a "Lindsay" event not to be missed
>by anyone who cares about things "Lindsay".
>I would appreciate the feedback from the entire Lindsay List whether you
>support it or not. I would be most surprised and disappointed if you do
>not respond one way or the other. Let's decide if we really want to find
>out who we are. If I am all wet let me know and I will not bother the List
>with such a long dissertation in the future.
>My best regards.
>Ron Lindsay
>San Jose, CA
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