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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] placing your research online
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 13:41:34 -0500
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Definitely agree, Cornelia.

One very good thing about WorldConnect is that visitors can add "Postems" to
files, pointing out errors. When I do find an error, and there are many
egregious ones in the database, I take the time to add a Postem to every file in
the database containing it. No, I'm not just being a pedantic twit. I think if
we are going to stamp out these errors, some of which are of long standing
because they were published in a book, it is our responsibility to do what we
can to correct them. That is, to be part of the solution, not part of the

Thankfully, in addition to being able to backup corrections with good
documentation, many of these are corrections I can now back up with DNA test


> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 1:01 PM
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> Subject: Re: [DNA] placing your research online
> Lindsey, if you do not place your genealogy online, then you are
> perpetuating the research you say has errors in it.
> during my 21 years of research, I have occasionally
> started up the
> wrong branch of a tree, and am guilty of having put it on the web. in
> one instance, people have taken my error and run with it-not that
> they've attempted to add to it, but they have copied it. however, I
> have corrected it and emailed the people who copied that part of my
> tree and notified them of my error. so I have made every effort
> available to me to clear up my error and put as accurate a tree as
> possible online. without doing so, it's just a mess of erronious
> data. whenever we can put accurate, documented genealogy online, we
> should so that people can look at, compare and consider the available
> data. it's the same as publishing a thesis in theory. as for those who
> just won't share, the people in your tree aren't just your ancestors
> and relatives, we are all related and all trees interconnect at some
> point, and you don't have imperial rights to the data. sharing would
> put you in a better possition for possibly ending up with a long lost
> bible or other family treasures, which you are cutting yourself off
> from by not sharing.
> Cornelia

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