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From: Elizabeth Whitaker <>
Subject: Re: [APG] What not to do...
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 20:58:23 -0500
Another thought -- ask older relatives to make you a chart or a list,
one that includes the name(s) of female relatives' husband(s). A
put one together at a family mini-reunion about 15 years ago and it has
been unexpectedly useful.
Also, if another family comes up in conversation frequently, especially
between groups of family members, ask about them. If they were neighbors,
see if you can get some info about them: there might not be anything
genealogically useful about the info, but if they're discussed between your
family members, they're important to your family's recent history. (My
paternal grandparents lived next door to another family for a few
years in the 1930s, but the family's kids were and are my
dad's and his siblings' friends. I met most of them when I was a small
child and didn't understand who some of them were and, of course,
couldn't "see" them as children or young adults.)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tina Sansone" <>
> To: <>; "Joan M Lowry" <>
> Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 6:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [APG] What not to do...
> Not to wait for those precious interviews with loved ones, especially our
> older, wiser ones. You never know when they will no longer be with us and
> then it is too late.
> Tina Sansone
> --- On Fri, 1/9/09, Joan M Lowry <> wrote:
> From: Joan M Lowry <>
> Subject: [APG] What not to do...
> Date: Friday, January 9, 2009, 6:47 PM
> Hi Everyone
> A NJ newspaper reporter, working on an article about genealogy, posed a
> question that I thought might merit further answers from APG colleagues.
> If you were asked by a client or other non-professional researcher for
> advice on "What one thing should I NOT do?" What would that one thing be?
> My answer was not to trust everything you read - on the internet and
> otherwise - to make sure that you know the documentation for your facts.
> Other answers? I'd love to pass them along to him for his consideration -
> with your permission, of course!
> Joan M. Lowry
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