Archiver > LOWER-DELMARVA-ROOTS > 1999-09 > 0937449770

From: "Chris and Frank" <>
Subject: Re: [LDR] It's my research and you can't see it!!!
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 22:42:50 -0400

Hear, Hear. Well said. Anything I have found is yours. All I want is
advice. As an analyst for over 30 years (navy intelligence), just point me
in the right direction and I can find it. Bravo Zulu, Frank
Frank and Chris Courtney
Moncks Corner, SC
----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Givan <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: [LDR] It's my research and you can't see it!!!

> 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
> other person had information to share with you. ("[W]e have no obligation
> share all of our hard work with folks who have nothing to share in
> 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,
> have been lurking on the fringes of this list group for only a month or
> 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
> the joy in this hobby is not the accumulation of information, but the joy
> finding it, putting the puzzle together. Of course we must verify whenever
> and where ever possible, any good research (social) scientiest will want
> 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
> 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.
> Tim Givan
> Kansas
> P.S. My prayers go to all in Floyd's path. Hang on and hunker down.
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