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From: "Virginia Patricelli" <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] PA Online Resources
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 09:41:46 -0500
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Suzie, I agree. Many years ago I asked where the courthouse kept their tax
records and they gave me a key to an outside room and told me to lock it up
when I was done. Wish I had had more time to look but did find a few things
and would never have considered taking anything.

Virginia
----- Original Message -----
From: "suzanne m. johnston" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 5:53 AM
Subject: Re: [ALL] PA Online Resources


>
>
> I didn't mean to single anyone out. That's why I "snipped" the one line
> quote and why I didn't respond for a period of time. However, I felt the
> statement was emblematic of what many "beginning genealogists" believe
> about
> out hobby/profession/addiction.
>
> I would hate for all who have entered genealogy through the internet to
> never learn the joy of working with original source material. It's not a
> new
> phenomena; there are many, many genealogists who have never researched
> outside of a library. And that's equally sad.
>
> Just my opinion.
>
> Suzie
>
>
>
>>From: "Lori Terwilliger" <>
>>Reply-To:
>>To: <>
>>Subject: Re: [ALL] PA Online Resources
>>Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 23:08:46 -0400
>>
>>Suzie,
>>
>>Yes, I realize all that. I love to research on location. However, I
>>don't
>>drive and rely on others to take me wherever I need to go. I also don't
>>have a lot of money to hire people.
>>
>>Lori Terwilliger
>>Bowling Green Ohio
>>
>>
>>BEERS, BOWERSOX, GULNAC, HUMPHREY, MOODY, MYERS, POTTER, SHARP, SHOUP,
>>STAHLMAN, TERWILLIGER
>>
>>Genealogy without documentation is nothing.
>>
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From:
>>[mailto:]On Behalf Of suzanne m. johnston
>>Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 8:53 PM
>>To:
>>Subject: Re: [ALL] PA Online Resources
>>
>>
>> >Unfortunately, a lot of genealogical research still
>> >entails going to courthouses, libraries and other repositories.
>>
>>I thought long and hard before responding to the above quote from an
>>earlier
>>posting.
>>
>>It's not at all unfortunate to "have to" research in courthouses,
>>libraries,
>>church basements, cemeteries, archives, and all kinds of other unexpected
>>places. Part of the fun of being a genealogist is finding out where
>>information might be located and searching it out. I think it's more fun
>>than using the computer, although you don't get instant feedback.
>>
>>I have nothing against the computer and use it all the time to do those
>>routine searches that were so time-consuming ten years ago. But there's
>>nothing like holding the actual copy of an ancestor's will in your hands.
>>Or
>>spending an afternoon walking through a cemetery looking for the right
>>tombstone.
>>
>>It's going to be many, many years (if ever) before all relevant sources
>>are
>>digitized and available via the internet. Genealogists will have to
>>skilled
>>at both computer research and in the field research. And isn't that the
>>best
>>of both worlds?
>>
>>Suzie
>>
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