Registration at events
I believe that Mr. Doug DeCroix, 6th (1st Warwickshire) Regt has raised
a very good point regarding registrations, and I post his dispatch in its
below. Mr. DeCroix is also the co-ordinator at Fort Niagara and has been
involved with re-enactor registrations for years.
It is in regards to a post from Dan Barber, Curator of Collections
Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, New York.
"Larry Hanna's e-mail, bringing my attention to an error, prompted me to
go back and look at the list of names more carefully, and in the process,
I did discover a few more discrepancies between the sign-in sheets and
the (Thank You) list which I developed..."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug DeCroix" <d_squared6@...>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 8:46 AM
Subject: RE: [1812CrownForces] Fw: Corrections to Thank You List
Larry, et al:
Yes, there are a couple of members of the 6th whose names are misspelled as
well..... However, looking at the list, and more importantly, the order in
which the names are listed.... Dan is obviously working off the sign in
sheets for each unit from registration.
Perhaps this is a good object lesson for those who register at events to
please print your information clearly and legibly!!!! Sites go through a lot
of hair pulling after events trying to read your information for inclusion
in their databases for the following year. Many irate reenactor-site
conversations about being excluded from mailing lists and having to re-fill
out registraiton materials could be avoided if people would simply write so
we could read it!! I have read and transcribed original documents in
deplorable condition which are STILL easier to read than some participant
Please do not take the name mistakes to suggest an indifferent attitude on
Dan's part. He was a very gracious and accommodating host.
Sites are interested in your name, address and what regiment you are
and not your club's name. As narrator at events, I find that when reading
registrations to announce which units are attending, some units members have
registered with short form initials, the club's name and have not told the
regiment or what army they are recreating.
You are in the (fill in the blank) Regiment either U.S. Forces or Crown
Visit: http://1812crownforces.tripod.com or http://usforces1812.tripod.com
to find your regiment's name or number.
Commander's please inform your members what 'Regiment' they are in.
Thank you Mr. DeCroix
- From: "Craig W" (Assistant Adjutant General)
...and Larry, this is why each of us must sign in , completing the
forms ourselves, in a clear and legible manner.
hmmmmmm ..... thot I just said that?!?!? :^)
Yes Mr. President, agrees with you, Sir.