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From: philip thorne <>
Subject: Re: [APG] egg creams :-) so much for genealogy
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:56:25 -0500
On Feb 26, 2008, at 4:21 PM, Claire Keenan Agthe wrote:
> If only you hadn't said "for sale," I would have said NYPL. The
> most incredible genealogy collection you could want. It spoils you
> for other libraries.
Claire, yes I too am spoilt by the NYPL not just the genealogy
division but the Research Branches in general. As crazy as this
sounds whenever I think about relocating to a less stressed part of
the East coast like Fl., for example I think dam I'm gonna miss that
valuable resource. It's one of the top research libraries in the world.
> I find B&N, Borders, etc., all carry just a handful of genie books
> -- though the Borders(?) in Lincoln Center (on Broadway, east side
> of the street) has a pretty good collection of unusual genealogy
> stuff -- but it varies from one visit to the next. Even so, not a
> huge collection.
I've been to Lincoln Center many a day doing research in the
performing arts music division for a paper that I am writing about
the influence of Arabic music in the New World. I'll have to stop by
that Borders one day. I've been in there many times but never even
bothered to check out what they have.
> Anyone have any suggestions for Phil? I must admit, I've bought
> most of mine at conferences, in Ireland, or online.
I hate buying books online unless it's something rare that I know I'm
not going to find even in a place like the Strand but it seems that
I'm going to have to give in. Even used book stores are not the same
anymore. I guess the utopian world of big brother is on the way.