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Subject: Re: [APG] genealogy definitions
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 22:27:58 -0600
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That's why I love this list. Isn't it amazing?! Not just pro-active but
participated in by pros!

If I tried to do this definition project myself, everybody who read the
result would find a million things I forgot to add or got wrong. But by
posting it for so many excellent people to vet, it becomes bigger and

I do admit that I ended up spending virtually my whole day on it, when I had
intended doing something else--as did the many people who took the time to
think about the issues and contribute. But I think it's worth it. Regards,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Randy Seaver" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: [APG] genealogy definitions

> Do you all recall how this discussion got started? I think it was someone
> forwarding Melissa Barker's post about the Heir Hunters videos on the
> Fraser
> & Fraser web site. Then someone asked the question about the definitions;
> the post title changed immediately to reflect the switch to definitions;
> and
> off a whole cast of learned characters went to do it. Talk about
> pro-active!
> In two days, the list has put forth rational and descriptive definitions
> of
> many different types of researchers, with logic, knowledge, civility and
> humor. Everybody who contributed found the minutes (and for some,
> probably
> hours) to do something completely unplanned in order to benefit APG and
> the
> profession/avocation.
> Well done! -- Randy Seaver
> .
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