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From: Donald Joseph Schulteis <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Saving E-Mails
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 18:20:08 -0800 (PST)
I save my emails primarily because I am a pack rat and I may just need to look at them again. My emails are from living people. Should someone provide me with vital information, I will check it out at the court house. Should someone provide me with hearsay information, if I use it, will document it as hearsay and identify the source. Should someone question this information, I will not play middle man, will ask then to contact the person who I received it from and ask that they keep me in the loop.
This has happened only once and it worked out fine.
Sometime in the near future, I will be dead and my books will need to stand on their own. My personal records will not exist and I will not be around to answer.
Do you file your telephone calls?
Donald Joseph Schulteis
"The Omnibus Portal"
"In God We Trust"
From: "" <>
Sent: Mon, February 8, 2010 10:42:53 AM
Subject: [TMG] Saving E-Mails
I'd like to take a poll to see how many people actually save all the
E-mails from various cousins and relatives. Often, I've contacted a new cousin
and they send me vital statistics about their immediate family. I use the E
mail as a source, naturally, but I don't want to hang on to the 10, 000th E
mail in my repository....already full of birth, marriage, death
certificates and more. But if I chuck the E-mail, doesn't that diminish the strength
of my source since no one can find it? If someone needs to verify it, I can
say "Oh here's the E mail from the son of so-and-so who gives his father's
birthdate and place as such-and-such." If I don't have that, it's just
"Well, I got an E mail from the son but I can't show it to you as proof."
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