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From: "Russell Miller" <>
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA-L] Gathering 2000 - Database possibility
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 12:10:15 -0500
Thanks for your support of my idea about names, addresses, etc. I don't
think making it into a database that anyone can access is a good idea if
you include addresses. Many people to not want their addresses, phone
numbers, and other personal information broadcast on the net. My
suggestion was to limit that information only to attendees of the
The idea of having a database listing email addresses and surnames
researching is I think one that would fly. Perhaps some other
information would be acceptable, such as villages, or towns in Delaware
County where the individual once resided, names of schools attended in
Delaware County. I sent an email to Vesti Snyder with some specific
suggestions for the Gathering in this regard. I included some info on
myself as an example,
including some relatives I have in the area and it turned out that my
grandniece had worked for her in GrandGorge and my grandniece is now
teaching Vesti's daughter in Roxbury Central School.
Perhaps some others on the list will chip in with their ideas.
Terri I would be very happy to meet you as you suggest, however, I think
you would be a bit surprised. I am not the Russ Miller you described. My
father has been dead for more than 30 years and I am not researching
Beardsley. It is quite a coincidence if there are two Russ Millers
living in Northern Virginia and are from Delaware County, NY.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 1:13 PM
Subject: [NYDELAWA-L] Gathering 2000 - Database possibility
> Hi everyone!
> It's been a while since I've posted anything, but I do read this
> everyday. What a great bunch of people!
> I thought that Russ Miller's suggestion of collecting names, surnames,
> is an excellent one. (For your information - Russ and I lived in the
> town in Northern Virginia until we moved a few miles away in
> we're researching the same family in Delaware County (BEARDSLEY). I
> father about 20 years ago after finding his name in the library in
> Cooperstown. Unfortunately Russ and I haven't met yet - Shame on me
> arranging a meeting by now!)
> I would be happy to design a database and collect information from
> once we know what info we'd like to have included. This type of
> would be very helpful during the Gathering, but also as a daily guide
> by our computers. Until I can put a face and a name (and email name)
> together, I find it very difficult to remember who's researching what!
> would be a fun project for me and I would enjoy doing it.
> My daughter Emily was initially diagnosed with Leukemia at age 3-1/2
> 1996, and she went through 2 years, 8 months of chemo. We had just
> celebrated her one year off treatment at Thanksgiving time last year,
> relapsed on December 3rd. She was very sick the entire month of
> but she's doing great now. Because the chemo has to be much more
> during this treatment phase, she's unable to go back to school for the
> two years. I'm telling you all this to let you know that I'll have
> time when I'll be able to work on the database, but sometimes I'll be
> unavailable, depending on her health. I have just resigned from doing
> parent support newsletter that usually took me 40-60 hours per month
> complete, so I'm sure that I'll have the necessary time to work on the
> database. We'll be pretty much home-bound for the next two years, so
> a project like this database would be a good distraction for me.
> I'd also be available to help in other areas of Delaware County
> have a scanner, and I'm also an excellent typist from being a
> many years, so Joyce and others, please let me know what I can do to
> So... let me know your ideas about the database. Emily is actually
> into the hospital tomorrow for 5-6 days, but I'm hoping to have email
> while we're there.
> Here's a portion of what Russ Miller posted a couple of days ago:
> A suggestion for this years gathering: Arrange to collect Names,
> researching, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses of
> later e-mail to attendees only. This would enable attendees to contact
> other privately if they so desire. If persons have privacy concerns
> could refrain from providing the informationl for that purpose.
> Terri Kunze
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