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Subject: Re: [TGF] Absence vs. Availability of Evidence
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 17:25:47 +0000 (UTC)
Jeff said, <snip> "my aunt ...totally dismissed my supported findings and insisted that the stories were
correct because "the family said so!" >
Raise your hand if you've NOT had something similar happen to you. I have a client who can't understand how her cousin can be descended from a famous person and she isn't. And then there are family members who adamantly misrepresent cousin relationships when we get into generations removed. So, we continue to base our conclusions on sound reasoning and the best available evidence we can. We're continually training ourselves and others.
Charlene M. Pipkin, AG