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From: Drew Smith <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] McCollom Genealogy
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 21:15:53 -0500
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <000f01ca02fd$bf118ba0$8f00a8c0@wayne30b3f278d><email@example.com> <071220092130.9533.4A5A55EF000243EF0000253D22230650629B0A02D2089B9A019C04040A0DBF04040A990B9D0E0C0409@att.net>
How is the response inappropriate? It definitely helps to know
whether they were told by a family member, by a stranger on a mailing
list or message board, or somehow else. And knowing how the other
person concluded that the web page had the questioner's personal
genealogy would give us important clues as to what type of website the
other person might have been referring to. (A personal website? A
page on Ancestry.com? Somewhere else?) Without knowing the type of
site, it can be nearly impossible to suggest how to find it.
Unfortunately, the original question simply didn't provide enough
information to answer the question. There's nothing wrong with
attempting to learn additional details about the question so as to be
I'm sorry that you don't realize that some questions simply cannot be
answered effectively unless additional information is provided.
On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 4:30 PM, <> wrote:
> This is a totally inapropriate response to someone who is seeking
> assistance. If you can't help, have the courtesy to not respond.
> -------------- Original message from Drew Smith <>:
>> Told by whom? And how would they know it's your genealogy?
>> Drew Smith?
>> On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 9:33 AM, Wayne McCollom wrote:
>> > I have been told my genealogy is out there as a web page. How do I find
>> > it?
>> > Wayne