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From: "Melanie D. Holtz CG" <>
Subject: [TGF] Advice on Difficult Client
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 17:16:46 +0000
I've had an exhausting morning with a client trying to get him to understand why sound genealogical research practices required that I start at the beginning of his ancestry and work backwards. He gave me very little information as a starting point. All I had was three generations of male names, two approximate birth years, and a town.
He feels I should have jumped to Generation 3 and begun from there as his main goal is to find where Generation 3 or 4 immigrated from. However, I couldn't be sure he had the right information on Generation 3 unless I built up to it.
Perhaps you all have a better way of explaining things?
Melanie D. Holtz, CG(sm)
Holtz Research Services
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