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Subject: Re: Edward Farmer: Proposed GARD
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 00:39:56 EST
In a message dated 11/22/2004 9:32:01 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> (2) "Genealogical Memoir of the Farmer Family" by Samuel Drake, published
> in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 1.
Are you quite sure this source is reliable. I note that it was originally
published in 1847 and reprinted in 1992 without modification. Not that works
from 1847 were all shoddy, but it is really only a secondary or tertiary source.
Many works of this time period did not fully document THEIR sources and so
are of limited value.
In addition an article called "Memoir of the ... family" strikes me as
possible being a collection of family legends interspersed with a few possible
facts. I see this source as a possible weak point in your thesis. Just my