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From: Lehmkuhl <>
Subject: Re: [ZA] Do NOT Trust NAAIRS or Others
Date: Sun, 05 May 2002 17:33:21 -0400
Another thing to remember is that not all the infoavailable at the various
Archives are entered in NAAIRS.There are still millions of records to enter
into the NAAIRS data base.
So if you don't find something it NAAIRS, you cannot say, for definite, that
there is nothing available.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Everett MARSHALL" <>
>Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 8:32 PM
>Subject: [ZA] Do NOT Trust NAAIRS or Others
>> Humans are 'fickle' and they always will be...
>> I wince when I see someone say 'I have checked NAAIRS and know ALL that is
>> NAAIRS is a wonderful resource - but it is humans who type in the HEADINGS
>> that we search.
>> Everything we find is a part of what we need to confirm at a later date.
>> i.e. a 'tool'
>> My great grandmother was listed on NAAIRS as LE ROUX. When I received a
>> copy of the file - the name was LE ROES with not a single LE ROUX.
>> The list of children included a first name Naude - which was wrong - it
>> should have been Maude.
>> Then how many people do you know [me included] who never use their
>> [Gamwell] Everett [Wilhelm] MARSHALL
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