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From: "Astrid Kranzbuhler" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Adding all those "random" people
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 16:23:35 +1000
That really is great!!!
I do the same, usually.
However, I recently got hold of a German 'book' on the Kranzbuhler family
(my husband's family) with literally *hundreds* of birth/christening
listings for persons with that name (full names, dates, places, full name of
fathers, maiden names of mothers, though unfortunately no given names for
the mothers). The book was sent to me by my brother-in-law in Germany and I
have no idea where he got it from, it doesn't contain sources, but I have
found a few 'correct' entries that were known to me.
So in this case I'm entering the data (very slowly <G>) in a separate
project for now, just to have it 'in there' for later comparison and
Of course I don't 'trust' the data until I can confirm it but it's a great
'starting point' for further research, especially since it is 'family
opinion' that all Kranzbuhler are related somehow <VBG>
So it probably depends on the situation whether I'll enter those 'randoms'
directly in my Main project or separately ... wouldn't want to 'clutter' my
Main project with the above names until further notice <G>.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bobbie Hall [mailto:]
> Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 1:04 AM
> Subject: [TMG] Adding all those "random" people
> Just my humble opinion of course, but my point is to find
> connecting lines
> on my most difficult lines ....
> I enter into TMG as people all of those random names that one finds in
> census records, witnesses to deeds/wills, neighbors, known business
> associates, etc. Yes, I end up with a large database of
> unconnected people,
> but it has just rewarded itself:
> Many moons ago, I found my grandmother as a child boarding
> with a guy named
> Barber in 1900. Four years of research later, I finally found *her*
> great-grandmother's maiden name: Barber. The first entry was
> in MA, the
> second finding in ME. A few hours of research later, yup, you
> guessed it,
> there is a relationship! Phew! Would I have ever noticed or
> remembered the
> name? Probably not. Would I ever have bothered to run a
> report to see if the
> word Barber ever appeared in a Memo field. Not likely!
> This program is absolutely wonderful. I have just made one
> huge leap in my
> research because of it.
> Bobbie Hall
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