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From: "John Phillips" <>
Subject: [CHS] IT'S A STRANGE AND WONDERFUL THING....(SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC!)
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 11:24:40 +0100
This is by way of being a Genealogical Observation really, a Sunday Morning
Musing upon the meaning of life and that sort of stuff....
Having published my Interests on 4 lists a week ago, and having received two
replies thereto, I was wondering whether I am the only person researching
those families (which seems to be the case,) and am I the only person who
finds that they are the only person researching the names they are
researching, or do others find the same thing?
If that's the case, then there must be a statistic somewhere which says how
unlikely it is that you will meet someone else researching your families on
the net, or anywhere. This must also mean that the vast majority of people
have no interest whatever in their family history, otherwise, presumably,
one would stumble across droves of cousins all doing the same thing.
Or, on the basis that there may be others researching the same families, or
some of them, who are members of the lists that I don't subscribe to, should
I be joining another 50 lists and posting my interests in the hope that I
might find someone else with those similar interests? (List owners comments
Or, should there be a 'List of Lists' where all sorts of disconnected people
could post interests in the hope that they could make a connection, a sort
of 'Lonely Ancestors' list?
Have a nice day!
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