GENANZ-L ArchivesArchiver > GENANZ > 1998-12 > 0913334632
From: Min Walker< >
Subject: Re: NZ Data on the Internet
Date: 10 Dec 1998 16:03:52 -0800
I appreciate the efforts of all involved of the NZSG in making data
available to its members of which I am one, but unfortunately the times and
places that data is available can be almost impossible for the average
working person to access and the person dwelling a distance away from these
centres or who has disabilities which prevent them travelling to access the
We now have a wonderful tool - "The Internet" lets use it , it is a
Through the Internet I have been able to contact over 10 'third cousins' and
their families in the last year. I was not aware of their existence and now
have photos and a knowledge of some of my ancestors which has given me the
greatest of pleasure.I also have made many other contacts.
What is the difference between going along to a LDS Centre or the like and
reading about all who are listed there and that information being available
on the Internet?
The predominant difference is that people like myself who are unable to get
to the Family History Centres etc. are able to pursue "our family tree",
albeit in the comfort of our homes.
I feel that without the net that genealogical research was restricted to a
large percentage of the population of the world. After all, it was our
ancestors that created that created the history in the first place and chose
to have it recorded.
All I say to the NZSG is that I respect and admire the efforts of your
members in the collection of data, but
what is wrong with sharing that information with the descendants on a medium
like 'the net'. This can stimulate people to became members and greatly
increase the data available.
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