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From: Wayne L II <>
Subject: Re: GENEALOGICAL SUICIDE
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 10:40:13 EDT
David, I agree about most of what you say and I am guilty as charge, but I
have not sent in any information as of yet. I like your idea about sending in
only your own work and keeping a separate file for yourself with the who
I have written two books prior to the internet and was the work of myself
and the people who I had contacted by mail or phone. And at the time of each
book I thought they contained a large amount of names, but after the internet
they are not so large.
I am using the internet to cut and past, but after I get the new
information I attempt to go back and check out the material. I have always
done this. I suppose that it is not much different as when we use to order
film from the LDS or go to the large libraries to gather information. I know I
have order over 1500 films from Salt Lake City and I have been there and
gathered the info. So in one way what makes this any different than going
through files on the internet. The same goes to the fact that I used to write
to family members and get their information. Is not that the same as getting
it over the internet?
I think the biggest mistake most of us are making is that we do not check
and recheck the information we are getting off of the internet.
I know I have typed up about 1000 obits and placed in my books and it
takes time to do this. It is easy to cut and paste, but is it right. Well now,
are we not doing the same thing with our newspaper obits from the past, I mean
cutting and pasting. The only thing that is different is that we are not
sending away for the material, but getting it right off the computer.
So let us keep on digging for those roots and let us check out the material
to see if it is correct and you might be able to add to the whole story by
finding out something new when you check the information.
No David I think we are very lucky to beable to have access to such a large
data base. Before the computer it was the people who lived in large cities
that had access to the data that is on the computer. But now every one has a
chance to research his tree.
Thank You Wayne L McKean, Seattle, WA
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