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Subject: Re: New Surname Resources -Confused!
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 10:16:42 EDT
In a message dated 5/27/99 6:14:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> When a name is one of the 150
> most common in the USA and not in the top 5000 in RSL would appear
> to show a flawed method of selecting what names to use in creating
> the lists.
> It does appear that this is going to cause many a great deal of
> work that should not have been necessary.
Les- I wouldn't worry about that just yet. The staff is now working on
bringing the next 5000 surnames into the cluster setup. So many names missed
in the initial phase I am sure will be being brought into the system within
the next two days or so.
I have been thinking about the variants and purposely stopped responding on
the listowners list (for which I am sure many subscribers were grateful)
about the variants because I think there is some information we all need to
know from RootsWeb management before we can even begin to proceed to find a
solution to the problems they generate. I will address that later today
after I finish cleaning out my backlog of mail.