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Subject: Re: [TGF] KDP Criteria
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 19:09:19 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Harold

I don't quite agree that your research was "overkill." You knew the land
records, scanty as they might have been, were there, so a search and
assessment of them for possibly conflicting evidence was required to meet
standards, even though your other evidence appeared to establish all the
relationships at issue. Having found no conflicts in your analysis of the land
records, you're quite right--there would have been no need to describe those
findings in detail to meet standards, but as you found, any new facts
discovered can be used to provide additional context for bringing the family


Donn Devine, CG
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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In a message dated 9/8/2012 3:54:07 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,

The first-generation family owned a good deal of land, and I
went to some trouble to locate as many parcels as possible (in a county
where most deeds and tax records are lost), and produced detailed tables of
their holdings as far as could be determined. That did teach me some things
about the family, but if I had condensed that part of the study I don't
think it would have failed to meet standards.


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