- Jul 29, 1999I think Deb has hit on the major goal of any genealogy mailing list ....
to create an atmosphere in which people from different geographic
locations with access to different sources help each other by not only
exchanging surname information but by "trading" or offering lookups,
I myself often participate in exchanges with other persons, even in
other countries. There are some things available to us here in the US,
or at least easier to do in the US, than for those in other countries,
and I have often exchanged doing something for someone for a similar
lookup or something in that country.
This is best done on an individual basis, (as I have learned the hard
way that when you make an offer to someone publicly on a list, others
ask if you can do the same, which sometimes you can and sometimes you
I encourage everyone to do this, its these acts of kindness towards each
other that contribute to a good atmosphere on a list, and which also of
course help us in our searching!
Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
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