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From: "Tim Givan" <>
Subject: Re: [LDR] It's my research and you can't see it!!!
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 21:23:27 -0500
To Ron Massey:
I am now confused by your comments. Your latest comments to Carol Gettings
you indicated you share information. But in your your first comments, you
led me to think that you were unwilling to share your information unless the
other person had information to share with you. ("[W]e have no obligation to
share all of our hard work with folks who have nothing to share in return.")
And if the other person was new to geneology, they would probably have
nothing worth sharing with you. So therefore, you will not share with new
people. Did I miss something in your logic?
I am one of those hypothetical new geneologists just learning the ropes, and
have been lurking on the fringes of this list group for only a month or so.
However, I am already finding the help provided by others invaluable. I
rarely ask others for a handout, but prefer direction, feedback and
thoughtful advice on what I am searching for. I have already found out that
the joy in this hobby is not the accumulation of information, but the joy of
finding it, putting the puzzle together. Of course we must verify whenever
and where ever possible, any good research (social) scientiest will want to
do that. But verifying information isn't the end all to this
profession/hobby, is it?
It distresses me to see comments made by very knowledgable geneologists like
you that you don't want to share with those who have no new information. I
would suspect that you had some very nice people in your past you helped
you. I see lists like this one to be large support groups; we certainly
create no new original information by being on the list. We only help
oursleves by helping others (by sharing). So why join it if you are
unwilling to share?
Sorry this got so long, had to get this off my chest.
P.S. My prayers go to all in Floyd's path. Hang on and hunker down.
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