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From: Connie Sheets <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Top three genealogical regrets
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 13:47:54 -0800 (PST)
Katherine Flynn wrote:
> The number one regret I have has nothing to do
> with records or research citations and such...
> It is all too easy to be seduced by the records
> and building family group sheets especially today.
> It is too easy to think you will get around to
> interviews. And then someone dies...
As I was trying to think of 2 more regrets, Kathy
I have only one regret (multiplied by the number of
people who have passed on that I did not interview, or
did not take adequate notes, let alone tape).
I was taught early to cite sources (though my first
format leaves much to be desired by current standards,
I can still figure out where I got the info), how to
abstract, where and how to look for records, how to
organize my files, etc., so even when I pick up very
early work, there is not much I have to re-do.
But there is no re-doing what my uncle knew...
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