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From: "Cathy Baker" <>
Subject: SHARING RECORDS
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 09:26:48 -0700
Hello Marilyn and List,
Nice to see your email where you refer to my book which I published in 1980-
full title is OUR ELUSIVE CALEB GRAY. I agree with you as far as any public
records such as birth, baptismal, marriage, death records and obits which
are published. I have included many church records in the book as well as
pictures of headstones, which all verify relationships.
However, what everyone needs to keep in mind that errors can occur, even on
headstones and definitely in County Histories -- such is the case for my
great grandfather Philip Gray. In the HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY page 553
is listed the death date of Philip..."The death of Mr. Gray occurred April
29, 1893". However, in the Cambria County Courthouse I found in the
Registers office a signed document regarding the "Date of Death of Philip
Gray late of Susquehanna Twp deed", filed April 3, 1893, signed by Joseph A.
Gray (Philip's son) stating that "Philip Gray died on or about the 31st day
of March 1893 at about 2:50 o'clock P.M." These pages are 39 and 40 in Vol.
1 of OUR ELUSIVE CALEB GRAY.
I'm still working on Vol. 2 and referencing your specific comments to Daniel
and Sarah Jones Gray, I also include a photo of their headstone, located in
St. Benedict's Catholic Cemetery in Carrolltown. The only new information I
have on Daniel and Sarah that wasn't on page 203 of Vol. 1 and the headstone
picture is their child #1, Fidelas Edward Gray married to Virginia Sheets.
Anyone interested in further information could contact me directly offline.
Many years ago I asked cousins for whatever information others wanted to be
included in these books, and received many replies, with pictures and
certificates as documentation. Many of these cousins have now passed away,
but without others sharing neither of these books would be possible.
However, I do not include present day addresses, phone numbers, social
security numbers, etc. Not a good idea with identity theft on the rise.
Sharing of information is what genealogy is all about. Without sharing,
many people would still have too many brick walls.
Thanks for all your input, Marilyn.
Cathy Gray Baker
aka Anna Catherine Gray Lang Yoder
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2004 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [PaCambri] Obits
> Somewhere I have all the children of Daniel and Sara Jones Gray. Do
> have a copy of the Caleb Gray book? I copied a page out of there that
> them all. I can type it up and send it. There are others researching the
> Grays who sent me material, but it is too far down the list to send, it
> deleted. I make copies, so I can do that for you. Please send your snail
> address. Maybe they would send them to you? I really appreciated the
> about the Fulton Children.
> I have had that problem, too, about people not wanting to talk. One of
> friends got threatened with a lawyer. My ex was a lawyer, so that didn't
> phase me at all. Any public record, or anything published in a newspaper
> book, is fair game. So marriages, deaths, births, divorces, etc., are OK.
> records and funeral homes, published, are fair game too, but questionable
> they are not published and the information might be considered
> especially for living people. Dead people can't sue. Also, truth is a
> against slander and libel, so if you do document everything, you should be
> Some information is confidential by law, especially medical
> One funeral director told me cause of death is such a case, especially TB
> the past and AIDS in the present. I do not know if that means some state
> federal law, or a directive from the Funeral Directors Association. The
> has certainly published that data from death certificates.
> Most people don't mind just the basic facts about themselves in a
> genealogy, but things like addresses, phone numbers, social security
numbers, are not
> wise to publish, especially with the identity theft that is going on.
> could get you into trouble, if someone was caused some sort of loss
> your information. Remember, anyone can sue, and if you don't answer the
> lawsuit, it goes automatically against you. Answering it cost you the fee
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