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From: "Barb Wylie" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Mass Media Articles
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 20:09:32 -0500
During all the discussion about Coniff's article, I've been wishing I'd
shared Byron Okada's 11 June article in the *Fort Worth Star-Telegram* with
APG members. He got it right.
He said that almost everyone wonders what their ancestors were like, what
they did and how they left their mark on descendants. He mentioned several
resources genealogists use, including the census. Featuring the Fort Worth
Genealogical Society's new CD "1890 Census Reconstruction - Tarrant County,
Texas," he explained what happened to the 1890 Census and listed several
record groups the FWGS used to help fill that gap. It was a solid article
that made genealogical research sound interesting and do-able. Royal, rich
and famous were never mentioned. A snippet of his article is still available
at the newspaper's website but, like many snippets, it loses some of the
I know that members of the FWGS worked with Okada and gave him background
material. And I know that they got lucky. Over the years, many members of
the APG list have worked just as hard with other representatives from mass
media and the broadcast/article made it all sound as if it only takes a
computer and a few keystrokes to produce instant ancestors or, worse yet,
that genealogical research is just a form of snobbery.
I wish I'd been as quick to publicly praise Okada as I was to take offense
at Coniff's article.
Barbara Brixey Wylie
Lone Star Chapter Representative, APG
Member, Fort Worth Genealogical Society
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Sandy Clunies
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 6:48 PM
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Subject: [APG] Spin-off article re Conniff in Christian Sci. Monitor
See HYPERLINK "http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0703/p18s01-hfcs.html"
For an article with a particular religious focus in response to the Conniff
article published in The Smithsonian. Unfortunately, the author repeats much
of the fluff from the original article.
Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG(sm)
Pres., National Capital Area Chapter, APG
Board of Directors, APG
CG, Certified Genealogist: Service Marks of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified persons who meet
standards and periodic rigorous evaluations.
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