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From: "Linda Halvorson" <>
Subject: Re: My Last Word on the subject.
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 10:14:01 -0500
I think you information has been interesting , helpful and appropriate to
the topic of genealogy. There seem to be some people who take pleasure in
flaming others. I am sorry you were hurt and hope you stay on this list.
> From: Elizabeth <>
> Subject: My Last Word on the subject.
> Date: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 10:07 AM
> Having just spent one of the saddest days of my life, I write this letter
> to all the wonderful people on this list who took my original message
> Grave destruction to heart and got out there, passed the word and did
> something about it.
> As many of you know, I grew up in Norfolk and was subscribed to their
> list.While I was not actively researching anyone there, I know a lot of
> that area, it's old families and history, so was often able to answer
> questions posed to the group.
> I also sent the Grave destruction letter to that group, knowing what
> tremendous history lies in that county, but sadly today, I have been
> accused of giving the UK a black eye, accused of having nothing to back
> my claims, and accused of "seeking to damage pride in a country by
> pretending to improve pride." and many more insults by a few people on
> list - none of which actually live in the UK I might add. I have been
> to "stick to Genealogy and nothing else!"
> I have been devastated by these accusations when all I sought to do was
> enlighten genealogists and other interested in history as to what was
> on. I thought it had "much" to do with this wonderful hobby of Genealogy,
> but have also been asked not to write about anything but Genealogy by
> list's owner.
> I had been asked to write about this matter elsewhere, but have decided
> being publicly insulted for something about which I truly believed, is
> than I can bear so decided against it.
> I have to tell none of you how bitterly homesick I am and have been for
> many years. One can accuse me of anything but never of damaging my
> country's pride of giving it a "black eye". As you all know, my writings
> grave damage applied to all parts of the world and not just the UK.
> I have decided to put no more effort into this grave cause, for my health
> will not take being brought to task like this in a public forum, so I
> that while I have unsubscribed from the Norfolk list, I might still find
> pleasure and friendship in this one. I wish all those who are still
> interested in the saving of our graveyard treasures, would still follow
> problem and stay involved, but I must back out at this point and will not
> answer any more mail on the subject. I can only say that I do know for a
> fact, that already one Graveyard has been, in the last two days indexed -
> just hours ahead of the auctioneer, for those who, in the future will
> to know of their ancestors who were buried there. In fact, it might even
> saved with a great movement locally to ask the Bishop to reconsider what
> being done to a wonderful little church Apparently he was the one who had
> given the orders originally. Several people - just from hearing the index
> have already found ancestors whom they were not aware of, being in that
> little churchyard. How many others are about to share a similar fate I do
> not know. I can only hope that what little I have done to bring this to
> global attention as done some good.
> I thank you for listening and the friendship I have found here. This was
> the first list I joined in the L lists and have enjoyed many topics here
> regarding the mining, quilting, pasties and even Vegemite without seeing
> anyone be publicly reprimanded for speaking of anything but names and
> dates. Maybe I am wrong, but I think there is much more to Genealogy than
> just those things and thank Yvonne for not being that rigid in her
> I have sent a similar letter to the Midmarch and Powys lists - the only
> other lists to which I now subscribe.
> Best regards
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