Fw: If only it WAS that easy!!!!!!
> Dear Allwho
> Welcome to my super-fast instant ancestry programme! I am proud to
> the launch of an exciting new service for wannabe family historians
> find research the old-fashioned way rather boring.the
> You, too, can have a family tree back to Adam and Eve ENTIRELY from
> Here is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime, never-to-be repeated
> SEND me 10,000 dollars, your date of birth, your chest and inside
> measurements, the location of the pub where your granny met yourgrandad
> and the name of that milkman with the hairy nose that your Auntie
> had the wild affair with - and I guarantee I will have your familytree
> least back to Nebuchadnezzar the Daft of Outer Mongolia before you
> "IGI" !!!
> NO more listening to boring old farts droning on how about how you
> to read a book on family history. Books - outdated, who needs 'em?precious
> NO more need to visit dreary old Record Offices or waste your
> looking at boring bits of paper covered in squiggly writing that
> can't understand anyway.to
> NO more need to listen to self-appointed, so-called experts who try
> you they can help you just because they've been in genealogy since
> 1897 and who will try and persuade you to join a family history
> where you will meet hordes of equally boring people who also thinkthey
> know it all.will
> I absolutely guarantee you a family tree you can be proud of, that
> show your descent from such famous historical figures as Mary Queenof
> Scots, Oliver Cromwell, Sir Francis Drake, William the Conqueror,or
> Charlemagne, the Norse god Woden, Charles II's head coachman's
> son, a 4th cousin twice removed of Henry VIII, Cyril the Incontinent
> of Babylon, Frederick the Flatulent of the Austro-Hungarian Empire,
> Frankenstein, Joan Collins and the Man in the Off-Licence Round the
> How do I do it? Simple - I log onto the Internet, spend half an hour
> so, trawling the world wide web and - Bingo! - there is your Instantaway
> Family Tree! Here's how it works...
> First, I find the marriage of your great-granny on the IGI, then I
> find someone of the same name who was born in a parish 100 miles
> where she was married, so that's bound to be her, isn't it?
> Then I ring up this mate of mine who specialises in doing look-ups
> 1861 census in places like London, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol,
> and Glasgow.the
> He sticks a pin in anywhere on the census and gives me a couple more
> names to work with. I reckon they have as much chance as being your
> gt-gt-grandparents as anyone else, so it's back to the Net. I feed
> names into umpteen databases and websites until I come up withsomeone
> of the same name who claims to be descended from Edward III. Ah,yes,
> this looks as good a bet as any.and
> Nobody is going to notice if I casually slip your gt-gt-grandad and
> granny into
> a GEDCOM that shows they were also descended from Alfred the Great
> the monk who did the slopping-out at Whitby Abbey, are they?from
> So there you have it - a wonderful, Instant Family Tree, and all
> the Internet.Internet
> And what I don't find I simply MAKE UP!!!
> What could be easier?
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