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From: "Kathy Hinckley" <>
Subject: [APG] Unethical??
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:39:50 -0700

I would like the opinions of List members on the following topic:

Is it unethical for a librarian, archivist, or clerk to discuss the
research done by one patron with a patron that later visits the library
or archives and asks about it? For example, one researcher goes to an
archives and requests some records to be pulled from storage. A week or
two later, another researcher goes to the same archives and requests the
same records, and ALSO asks the clerk if anyone else has recently
requested the same material and then quizzes the clerk about the work
done by the previous researcher.

I am asking this in a general sense -- not specific to heir searching.

Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG
Certified Genealogist & Private Investigator
Family Detective, LLC
PO Box 350877
Westminster, CO 80035-0877
(303) 422-9371
FAX: (303) 456-8825
<http://www.familydetective.com/>; http://www.familydetective.com

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