QVDPROJECT-L ArchivesArchiver > QVDPROJECT > 2001-06 > 0993002335
Subject: Re: [QVDPROJECT] Let's Start enumerating
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 21:58:55 EDT
In a message dated 6/19/01 5:21:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Say I listed the wrong dates of birth for Elizabeth and her younger sister
> Anna Sophie and you knew the correct dates from a published source. Would
> let me know my error? In one way it is new since it isn't in your book but
> another it is old since it has been published.
> Of course, if it hadn't been published anywhere and you knew it from
> family sources I'd expect to be told "Wait for the book" <g>
> See what I'm getting at?
No I would not correct you -- you would have to wait until the companion
edition comes out.
My point - which most people seem to misunderstand -- is that royal genealogy
is not merely compiling a list. It's damn hard work. Information doesn't
fall out of the sky. These armchair "genealogist" don't understand what one
actually does ...to get the information. I feel my own work is being
diminished; that anyone with a computer can call themselves a genealogist and
compile a list of Victoria's descendants as if this is a new thing, never
been done before. Well, it has been done by me - meticuously, basically
descendant to descendant. Why do something that is out there in book form -
straight up to 1997 -- okay - easy - let's just key all the information that
I have done - and others take credit.
I care deeply and passionately about QVD . I can look at something and know
whether it is right or wrong. I corrected so many misconceptions and found
out things that others were not able to find out ...even getting information
from Cuba (and the US doesn't have relations with Cuba), but I did it .
Why do something already done! As I said before, I proud of what I
accomplished .. and others think it is so easy .. it's not. I have the
definitive material. But it's my work. My elbow grease.
However, these days work seems to be a dirty word.