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From: "Darrell A. Martin" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Why are local sentences bad?
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 01:54:10 +0000
At 01:30 AM 4/5/2005, Kevin Sholder wrote:
>But it can be a bit boring if you have 10,000 or so people in one journal
>Kevin L. Sholder
Ten thousand people in one journal report is *inherently* boring to most people, because they will not feel a connection to the vast majority of the entries. I can't imagine how one would go about making such a journal report interesting to *everyone*, and I don't see the value in trying.
The *exact same report format*, limited to one family line from the *exact same data*, may be fascinating to a lot of people, if they are close kin to that line.
And yet ... other genealogists may find your 10,000 person journal exquisite, as long as it is laid out consistently enough that they can easily find the data they are looking for.
Darrell A. Martin
a native Vermonter currently in exile in Illinois