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From: "Caroline Gurney" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] on verso
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 01:21:15 +0100
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <001901c0d6bd$400c8820$195bfea9@cyrixpr150> <004e01c0d6f9$0427eca0$1504883e@carolinegurney> <002a01c0d7ec$ea7a2120$195bfea9@cyrixpr150> <3AF85302.7E25FAAC@datasys.net> <015e01c0d800$432b88a0$3c09893e@carolinegurney>
The audience for my footnotes are not my relatives. Most of them aren't
interested in the family history, let alone the footnotes <g>.
Fellow researchers have to learn a whole new vocabulary the minute they take
up the hobby. They must also master basic Latin if they want to take UK
genealogy back beyond the 18th century. They are unlikely to be fazed by the
odd bit of Latin in a footnote, particularly when used as part of a
long-established & accepted publishing convention.